Tuesday, February 7, 2012

EDUCATION: Idiot America for all the world to see!

Despite Focus on Data, Standards for Diploma May Still Lack Rigor

After viewing examples of what the New York Regents exam allows to "earn" a diploma, much of the collapse of the myth of American exceptionalism can be easily understood. (Of course, only by the few remaining, who are capable of making this assessment)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

UNEMPLOYMENT: Tje impact of personal technology on the workplace

The Year of the Multitaskers’ Revenge

THE UNEMPLOYMENT DIVIDE The overall unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, but break down the number by educational attainment and the picture looks different. Those with college degrees are the lucky ones: the jobless rate for them is 4.4 percent. That compares with 8.8 percent for those with only a high school diploma and 13.2 percent for those with no diploma at all.
Consider, too, that less than 30 percent of the United States population age 25 or older has a bachelor’s degree or higher. Large groups of Americans will continue to be unemployed or underemployed unless more training and educational opportunities become available.