Reason No. 5,324...
... for why we need to close the achievement gap ASAP.
"Declines in death rates from the four leading types of cancer in the United States since the early 1990s have been driven largely by progress among college-educated men and women, researchers said on Tuesday.
The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, was the latest to illustrate how a person's health can be closely tied to socioeconomic factors such as education and income level."
A lack of a college degree often means lower socioeconomic level. A lower socioeconomic level means less access to preventative care, early detection, and top-notch medical care. This could very easily become a rallying cry for free health care or more funding for early screenings. But to me, it's fuel for my fire to give our kiddos in inner-city DC the best teaching possible so they can access those things themselves, regardless of whether Congress has gotten their health care act together.