Is there a correlation here？ January 28, 2016Posted by hslu in Economics, jobs.
Tags: Eighth grader reading grades, U.S. real median income
I talked about lousy test results of American‘s eighth graders in a previous post：
Here is the chart from that post：
Allow me to give you another chart and you can tell me whether there is a correlation between the two.
As you can see, the U.S. real median income peaked at around 2000 right about the time of Y2K and internet bubble.
Of course the correlation isn’t so straight forward and many other factors were at play.
But if a U.S. high school student can’t comprehend 8th grade English and if a U. S. high school student don’t have the basic math skills, it is reasonable to assume that his or her earning potential won’t be very promising.