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Google Maps: Percentage Of The Population With A College Degree

The counties with the lowest percentage of college graduates (Bachelors degree or higher) are Loving County, Texas (1.9%); Kusilvak County, Alaska; McDowell County, WV (5.0%), Wheeler County, Georgia (5.1%); Wheeler County George (5.6%); and Morgan County, Tenneesee (6.4%).

The counties with the highest percentage of graduates are Falls Church city, Virginia (78.8%); Arlington County, Virginia (72.9%); Los Alamos County, New Mexico (64.2%); Alexandria city, Virginia (61.4%) and Howard County, Maryland (60.6%).

S1501 - EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Persons Age 25 or Older
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Obama’s 529 Plan Would Change How Families Save for College

Except for cash for clunkers, this has to the most idiotic ideas of the Obama presidency. Capital gains from middle-class savings should never be taxed, especially not for college purposes.

In contrast, if you made college loans taxable income. If students had to pay state and federal taxes on college loans, every year they took them out, they would be much less likely to rely on loans for education purposes. This would free students from education debt.

L.A. school district to give up three grenade launchers, keep 60 M16 rifles

I think the federal government should provide local school districts with W-76 thermonuclear warheads. The feds have plenty of them left over from the 1970s, and they would only incinerate on average 40 square miles of the school district.

It could be used -- in the most urgent of circumstances only -- against taxpayers in communities that fail to fully understand the importance of paying for a quality education for all children.