Levels of education in Kentucky’s state legislature

76.8% of Kentucky’s state legislature has at least a bachelor’s degree. That’s slightly higher than the national figure of 74.7%. And it’s significantly higher than the 20% of Kentucky residents who have at least a bachelor’s degree.

To me, the interesting question is whether or not it’s a “good” thing that our state legislature is, on average, disproportionately much more educated than the population that they’ve been elected to represent.

Incidentally, 4 of Kentucky’s 138 state legislators (nearly 3%) are graduates of Centre College.

http://chronicle.com/article/Degrees-of-Leadership-/127823

http://chronicle.com/article/How-Educated-Is-Your/127845/

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