Tuesday Open Line

It’s still summer break for many kids, but already in progress is one of the nation’s largest seasonal events; one that exchanges leisure for classroom study. It’s back to school time. From nursery school to college, over 77 million students are headed to the classroom — that’s more than one-out-of-four of the total U.S. population age 3 and over. Of the 8.5 million Americans ages 20 and 21, over 51 percent are enrolled in college.  Nursery school or kindergarten enrollment is about 8.7 million. There are nearly 33 million students in elementary schools and 16.6 million high school students. Some 276,000 high school students are over the age of 25. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at <www.census.gov>.