Wednesday, September 15, 2004

"Fewer can afford college in state" (Captial Times)

With respect to our brief discussion of the "digital divide" film from Monday, comes this disturbing statistic reported in today's Capital Times:

A decade ago, 30 of every 100 people age 18 to 24 from minority ethnic groups were enrolled in college in Wisconsin; now only 16 of 100 are.

If college, and not tech skills, truly is the more reliable stepping stone to a "high tech career" (whatever that is), then we have cause to worry here in the Badger State.

The Capital Times

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