Posted by: vftmom247 | 2011/08/14

Doonesbury hit the nail on the head

O.k., hopefully this will be automatically linked, however if it doesn’t, scoot on over to http://www.doonesbury.com/ and check Mr. Trudeau’s Sunday strip out.  I really envy Jane Pauley sometimes.

So…the strip basically covers the state of higher education these days – how kids can make it through the testing, etc. but have no concept of common sense or how to actually function in the world on their own.  Those who know me know this is one of my biggest complaints with education these days.  This may definitely be what is going to bite America in the butt employee-wise.  The degree does not automatically make you into a hire-able employee, the lack of a degree should not automatically count you out of the hiring process.  It’s not if you have the degree, it’s what you do (or are allowed to do) with it.

This may be one area in which the technical colleges have the upper hand – their graduates always can do something, they have been trained to do a certain job.  Four year…it depends more on the graduate than on the parchment what the grad can do. 

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