Published: Monday, April 23 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Is any of this really a surprise? After there 22 years under the control of
government sponsored education and its terms and conditions is bearing the
fruits of its deceptions.First of all for eduction to have meaning
there has to be jobs that will accommodate an education. What the US has done is
take all its gambled on eduction of a nation embroiled in poverty, with no
industry, no manufacturing, and excessive unemployment as if it was an
industrialized growing nation. We are no longer an industrialized nation but a
nation trying to create technology as an industry. The experiment failed because
we put the cart before the horse then threw away the cart. We have a horse with
no cart to pull, they just feed and service the other horses with food and beds
and keep them healthy.Instead of technology being a tool, we have
made a tool that has no use. It's like we keep trying to reinvent the wheel
instead of using the wheel to move things and make a product to move. Technology
is created by the diversity of jobs and people working and without people
working its dead end education and technology.
I think the real issue is that too many students are choosing majors that have
little job opportunity. The first example in the story is about a young man who
graduated in creative writing. That's great to enjoy writing, but there
really aren't that many job options in that field. Actuarial work in
contrast has a 98%+ placement rate for graduates.
I think the real problem is all the students receiving worthless BA degrees that
really have no benefit in the work place.
There is no such thing as a worthless BA degree. There are benefits to a
well-rounded education outside of gross annual wages. And a well-educated
person will find work before one who is not. Many fields simply require a
college degree; they don't care if it's in Business or French.As far as technology being a "tool with no use," it will be the
job of this current crop of graduates to find the uses. We who are older cannot
imagine.Finally, If you do a bit a research I believe you will
discover that the USA is still number one in the world for manufacturing and
heavy industry. Perhaps these are the fields where uses can be found for that
One question for the author: what percentage of graduates are unemployed, not
because they can't get work, but because they had to go back for graduate
work? I just got a B.S. in a biological specialty, but neither I nor any of my
friends with my degree were stupid enough to look for a job yet. To my
knowledge, ALL of us are in Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or other graduate or professional
This is evidence of* standardized testing not working.* jobs
are going to foreigners who work for less and are better educated.*
government run schools are expensive and ineffective.* cooperative, group,
new math, reading, science learning programs brought on by useless research
groups are hindering real education.* increased dependence and poverty of
our American people.This is what happens when the voice of the
people are silent, and we make government the king.
Shocked, shocked, I tell you!No jobs for the graduates of the Gender
Studies programs, or the finest African Literature majors? Diversity
Specialists and Human Resources Managers begging for work?Colleges
are the upper strata of the "Government Skools Indoctrination Program"
and the results are showing. They are not looking for what employers want, but
delivering what the liberal academic elites think should be provided.Bill Gates never graduated, and he seemed to make out okay.Maybe
if collecge taught more about conservatism and the benefits of smaller
government, lower taxation, personal responsibility and initiative there would
be more jobs. But, the idea of "diversity" in academia does not
tolerate conservative views.
A kids gets a creative writing degree and he's surprised he hasn't
gotten a job?!I'm shocked too! Well, time to go jump in a tent
and blame someone else for his problems.
Could it be that by spending more than we earn, we hurt future generations?
Could it be that we have ingrained into this upcoming generation that debt is
not an important value of economics?Blame the youth for their lack
of employment, but lets face it: it is the more-tenured generation that have
spent 15 trillion dollars of their children's money and through their greed
run this country into the ground. We will reap what the older generations have
sowed for us.
People from India, China, Phillipins, South Korea, etc ate coming to our country
and taking our skilled jobs. While we hold the worlds record for educational
funding, our children are being left behind. We should boycott standardized
testing, and other other wasteful programs.
Phillipins = Philippines. Maybe this is the new economics promised by BO. You
don't need a job, just the government to take care of you.
A couple articles from DN & comments:* "Right now,
it's a limited talent pool," said John Spigiel, general manager at
Watson Labs, an arm of New Jersey-based Watson Pharmaceuticals.--DN Many
companies are struggling with finding talent--Washington Post. *
1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed'--DNWhat does
this say of our education? In Texas, more than a billion dollars, and forty
five days per school year are spent on standardized testing, and benchmarking.
Many useless teaching strategies are mandated, and now our talent pool is
50% unemployment rate! Now there's a stat Obama can be PROUD of...
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