How much education do you need to be "educated" in Off Topic Discussions Posted May 26, 2009 One thing upon which I think we can all agree - there is no easy answer. I graduated with some people who are way smarter than I am or ever will be, yet we have the same degree. Is that very fair? On the other hand - some people can take a few notes and look over them before the test and get A's while people who study for days get C's. So, if they're smarter they probably didn't work as hard. once the government starts spending money on something, it is very hard to get it to stop! :) As much as I dislike taxes I really do think education is important. There used to be statistics (I say used to be as I haven't looked any up in years and perhaps they have changed). Anyway when I was younger - people with some college were less likely to get divorced than those with just a high school education - and people with degrees tended to be less prejudiced. So, I think education can make you a better citizen and thus be worth some tax dollars. My current job doesn't require a degree but I can see how my education has helped me do a better job in all the jobs I've had - I don't know there's any way to quantify that.