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Guest editorial: Statistics show education pays off

By Tristan Perkins

Currently, a wide income gap has low wage American workers battling with the richest Americans for their share of the wealth.  There’s a gaping hole in America’s wage distribution known as Income Inequality, which is the difference between what employers and employees make.

The minimum wage is $7.50/hour. Meanwhile, the CEO of a major corporation makes roughly $9,200/hour. Fair wage distribution has been an escalating problem in America since the 1900s.

The difference between a worker’s measly $300 checks and his/her boss’s million dollar checks is education.  The logical way to close the gap is to keep Americans in school longer. Continue reading Guest editorial: Statistics show education pays off