Friday, May 17, 2013

America by the numbers

Thanks Harper’s Index:

  • Percentage change since 2001 in the number of U.S. young adults who have credit card debt: -22
  • In the number who have student-loan debt: +54
  • Minimum  number of exams a student must take between third and twelfth grade under No Child Left Behind: 17
  • Percentage change since 1976 in the test-score gap between the children of America’s richest and poorest deciles: +40
  • Amount Florida spent per student on testing in 1996: $4.44
  • Last year: $30.59
  • Percentage change since 1980 in California’s spending on public universities: -13
  • On prisons: +436

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