The Education Landscape Of The U.S. Is Changing

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:22pm
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:54pm
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As states across the country debate K-12 education funding and increasing pay for teachers, new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the educational achievement landscape in our country is changing.

Since 2000, the number of people with master’s and doctoral degrees has doubled. Two decades ago, just a third of Americans who had a bachelor’s degree went on to earn a higher degree. By 2018, that number rose to 37 percent.

So what's behind this trend, and how does Arizona compare?

For that, The Show sat down with Rachel Yanof, executive director of Achieve60AZ — a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that works to advance post-secondary attainment.

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