Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Think about it

Which has more value added: college or prison?

Vermont tops the list of states that spend more money on prisons than on higher education, according to a report released Thursday.
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The state spends $1.37 on corrections for every $1 spent on public universities and community colleges, according to the Pew Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project.

Gov. Jim Douglas called it "a dubious distinction. I'm proud of being number one in things like cleanest and safest state in America and the healthiest and smartest, but not in areas like that."

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