The Collapse of Public Education In America [Infographic]

On a national level, many believe the public education system in this country is faling or in crisis. But, contrary to general perception, local communities hold their neighborhood schools in high regard. New austerity budgets passed by state legislatures have direct influence on children’s education and some believe that a crisis in our nation’s development is impending.

A new infographic by Online Universities spells out the issues facing the U.S. right now. From the current state of budget cuts to the value of a degree and education, it’s all here.

The infographic is embedded using Microsoft’s service. Just click on the infographic to zoom, pan, and get a closer-up view. You can also make it full-screen using the little button on the bottom right of the infographic box. Enjoy! Not working for you? Click here to view the infographic image.


  1. terryheick

    December 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    This is simply evidence of the bigger problem. These challenges are as much a symptom as a cause, and begin with a society distracted by consumer addictions of both physical and digital resources.

  2. switchhc

    December 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    If private schools graduate students at higher rates, and send a greater percentage of students on to college – maybe it’s a good thing public education is collapsing?