Cuts in school art programs may be the reason the United States is falling behind in science and math
The United States workforce is presently under-educated and underpaid. In order for the economy to grow long term the value of the workforce must rise or we will continue to see a decline in wages. The only way to increase a worker’s worth is, of course, through education.
If I would tell you that there is a skilled - highly skilled - workforce being exploited more than fast food workers in the US, would you believe me? Would your reply be that a worker cannot be highly skilled and still get below a living wage?