But for the education world, the most striking data comes from the survey question asking in what field the freshmen plan to major. The percentage of probable education majors stands at 4.2%, the lowest percentage ever since the question was first asked in 1971. And that 4.1% comes at the end of a fifteen-year decline– at the turn of the century, the figure hovered around 11%.
(I believe the second 4.1% is a typo.)
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