Saturday, September 20, 2008

How Much Does Education Count?

I had to reprint this comment from Mother Jones:

If You were The Boss... which team would you hire?

With America facing historic debt, multiple war fronts, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, skyrocketing Federal spending, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc. etc., this is an unusually critical election year.

Let's look at the educational background of the candidates and see what they bring to the job:

Occidental College - Two years.
Columbia University - B. A. political science with a specialization in international relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J. D.) Magna Cum Laude

Biden: University of Delaware - B. A. in history and B. A. in political science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J. D.)


McCain: United States Naval Academy - Class rank 894 out of 899
(meaning that, like George Bush, McCain was at the bottom of his class)

Palin: Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B. A. in journalism

Now, which team are you going to hire to lead the most influential nation in the world?

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