Prison vs. Princeton: A look at the cost of jail vs. the cost of education

The Atlantic has a very interesting chart up that compares some statistics regarding education against some about our prisons. As has been well documented in various media outlets, the United States has a higher precentage of our population in prison than anywhere else in the world. But we’re only the sixth-highest for higher education.

With all of the discussion surrounding the achievement gap, this graph is a striking look at just how wide the gap is from a certain perspective.

Read the full article here, the graphic is posted below.

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