Some readers say it has to do with intelligence and knowledge gained, while others point to a whole host of factors that could be at play.
This piece is an interesting gathering of NYTimes reader opinions on the various ways that education affects or might affect the election. Pretty surface-level, but the breadth of topics covered was interesting. Also, the claim that fights over voters’ education levels are a new proxy for the culture wars, I have a hard time swallowing. The times seems to be giving in to the right-wing narrative that education controlled/ dictated by the left, which completely leaves out the neoliberal forces that are shaping mainstream American Universities today. I’m talking about everything from the treatment of workers (cafeteria workers and professors), to the marketization of commons (more bookstores, fewer libraries) and the competition that underlies research funding leaving humanities impoverished relative to the basic sciences, engineering and schools of business.