A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years.
In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people with high school educations or less were — not much of a difference. Today, the gap is 25 points wide — 31 percent of people with post-grad educations are consistently liberal, compared to 5 percent of those with high school educations or less.
The same kind of change just hasn't happened on the conservative side.
The research also finds that while the Right has also grown more conservative, it is certainly not due to higher education. Though it seems age is a factor.
So to sum up the better educated, and younger Americans are becoming increasingly liberal, while the poorly educated old folks with one foot in the grave are becoming more conservative.
Damn I like those odds.
And now boys and girls you know why the Right Wing is always attacking public education, liberal arts education, and of course teachers in general.
They are losing, but they are certainly not planning to go down without a fight.