Brenau University President Ed Schrader projected that expanding investments in educating traditional-aged Southern women would yield a $2.4 trillion economic windfall over a 35-year period in increased lifetime earning potential alone for that demographic group. As the only male speaker at the 2013 TEDx Centennial Park Women conference in Atlanta, Schrader pointed out that the South today has the largest number of women in the traditional 18-24 age group who do not go to college than any other region of the country.
“Women who are educated and capable of not being tied to someone else’s earnings, then they can make their own decisions about family size, about reproductivity, what they want to do with their lives, and what is best for their families. But when they are tied to someone else’s earning capability, then their choices are limited or eliminated. Education is not only economically freeing, it is personally freeing.”
Watch video of Dr. Schrader on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINay0YsClU
Read full article: http://www.brenau.edu/news/president-schrader-tedx/