I was just browsing through the Times archives when I came upon an article in
which the editor challenged readers to "find definite statistics on how much
money you'll make, depending on what kind of education you had." Having nothing
to do but a Spanish project, an English paper, and a science report, I decided
to check it out. Do all these years of sweating through dull classes, huge loads
of homework, and horrible tests really pay off? Is education worth the work?
I'll give you the facts. You can make the judgment.