Well, let's see....The first is comparing education to wages and the more education a black person has, the more money that he makes and the gap is narrowing....The second includes all minorities except Asians and says that poverty has more to do with educational achievement than almost anything else..So, what is your ****ing point?
What is my take in this. I agree that it may be a change in how education is practiced. Knowing and maintaining info with rot memory was the methods then and they are not now. Books were terrible then and are more reaching to their audience of students now. Studying is less of a hazard/chore and more fun now.
Sure some students do not do well now but some did not do well then neither. Perspectives change and much of studying is left to the student. The willing and purposeful push onwards and the non-willing and lost need a boost.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)