Great article over at The Atlantic — just another in a long series of stories on how our educational system is horrifically failing our children and young people: Women in the United States now earn 62 percent of associate’s degrees, 57 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 60 percent of master’s degrees, and 52 percent of doctorates. [...]
The best career advice you can give to a young person getting ready to start college? Get a degree that starts with “Bachelor of Science” (rather than Bachelor of Art) and ends with “engineering.”
A reminder to myself why I’m home schooling my boy rather than subjecting him to the travesty of a public school education
In fact, at least one of them believes that the answer to making college more affordable is for the Federal government to hand out even more money to students.
The University of Texas has announced plans to offer nine massive open enrollment, online courses during the 2013-14 academic year.
I don’t want to send my boy off to an institution where they’ll attempt to feminize the boy out of him and suggest we dope him up on mood altering drugs and chemicals to cure his “ADD” and all the energy and fearlessness that is naturally inherent in little boys.
So, much like affirmative action, the most qualified and deserving person is not awarded based on merit, but rather the bar is lowered and the winner is awarded based on race.
They know, with the easy availability of government-backed loans for un-creditworthy students, that no matter how much they charge, the government will subsidize it.
When I first saw the headline at The Daily Beast, I would have bet you dimes to nickles that “Journalism” was on that list. Of course, if you ask me, it is way too low on the list (should be #1).
be able to do. Write.
But that so few can do it well at all…and even fewer seem to enjoy it enough to want to do it day in and day out…couple that with teachers and schools not really seeming to care if kids can write well at all…and my future prospects for lucrative employment seem good.