October 9, 2008
Younger Americans Are No Longer Gaining in Educational Level, Report Says
For decades, every successive generation in the United States has been better educated than the last. Not any more.
At least that's what a new report from the American Council on Education concludes. The report, the 23rd edition of "Minorities in Higher Education," found that 34.9 percent of young adults, those ages 25 to 29, had at least an associate degree in 2006. A nearly identical proportion, 34.3 percent, of those age 30 or above had that level of education.