Maybe its the hopeful glimpse of summer on the distant horizon, or maybe its just educators exacting sweet revenge for all those leaden fruitcakes and tacky #1 Teacher! mugs we dumped on them over the holidays. But the announcements, permission slips and assorted fliers that are suddenly spilling out of kids backpacks cannot be ignored. Its the season to show up, sign up, and most of all, shut up.
A new study released by the White House today shows that American women are more highly educated than ever before and make up a majority of the white-collar workforce for the first time in history. But getting smarter doesnt mean were getting richer: Were still paid only 75% of what men earn for the same job, whether were flipping burgers or splitting atoms.