Skip to comments.How Corporate America Is Filling The Gaps In Public Education
Posted on 07/18/2018 10:41:22 AM PDT by bananaman22
America is trying to win a race of technological dominance over China, but the education system isnt exactly playing along, and increasingly, its up to the corporate world to fill in the gaps.
U.S. employers face serious skill shortages in several industries including health care and science and technology, with some reports claiming that as many as 500,000 tech jobs go unfilled each year, and the U.S. Labor Department saying for a decade starting in 2015 there will be an estimated 1 million computing jobs without applicants to fill them.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) estimates that 1.8 million new tech jobs will be created by 2024 and that even more will open up when baby boomers retire. At the same time, Americas institutions of higher education are only pumping out about 28,000 computer-science graduates with bachelors or masters degrees each year, Wired reported, citing figures from Deloitte.
The answer for corporations? Kids.
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Give AMERICANS a PC-FREE education to MAGA. Nix the Communist brainwashing.
I don’t buy it.
If it were true, then salaries would have been rising all these years. As it is, salaries had basically been stagnant from my experience until Trump happened. I’m actually making a bit less than I was a decade ago despite having significantly more responsibility and needing far more technical knowledge.
My idea......no more student loans for liberal arts. If you want student loans its gotta be science, business, engineering, etc Economically useful majors only. That will help reduce the influence of Commies in Academia, Stop the growth of default on ever larger student loans and provide a lot more people with the skills companies actually need.
Not only this; but experientially, corporate thought tends to run to the idea that
any and all training is exclusively a cost.
The idea is astounding, and entirely insane and hypocritical — especially when the employer-side is constantly whining and complaining about a lack of loyalty on part of employees while showing zero loyalty to those employees.
Just take a look at IT job-postings; it's common to see Entry Level requirements of 5-years experience — I've seen a few 10-year requirement jobs as well — and often hyper-specific requirements, like particular version of their OS, environment, tools etc.
This is a… misdirected idea.
You see, despite all the clamor about the
STEM-shortage it's quite difficult to get a job in STEM [certainly things like programming] because it's not about an actual shortage, it's really about employers being unwilling to pay market wages, instead opting for importation of H1B visa-holders or 'poaching' from other companies. See this book for the hiring aspect.
But, in addition to this, much of our problems with
the culture war are because
conservatives simply rolled over and died on the arts. I mean, ask it this way: who's going to have more impact? An engineer who puts in his time doing solid work for twenty years, or a teacher indoctrinating children for twenty years? — the current
culture war clearly shows the massive impact that sustained, forced, multi-generational indoctrination has had on our society.
Im with you in wanting to curb H1b abuse. Ive posted about it several times. As a history major before going on to get a couple grad degrees, Ive seen how PC Revisionists have corrupted the teaching of US history and via hiring and tenure decisions, managed to impose their dogma to the point that its practically career suicide to challenge the Howard Zinn/James McPherson school of Leftist history.
Right now they have such a strong hold over the Academy, I dont think were gonna make much progress until we break their backs by severely reducing their numbers first - yes it is necessary to burn down the village in order to save it. At least thats my view.
Someone needs to tell our very liberal education thankyou for this fact. Participation awards, fake degrees, are not the same as earned degrees.
Much of our problems with the culture war are because commercial journalism as we know it is inherently a socialism-promoting enterprise.
Note that I did not use the plural in the above statement. Commercial journalism as we know it is Associated Press journalism. In the sense that not only does the AP itself provide reporting to the members of the AP, the members of the AP contribute to each other via the AP wire.People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (1776)The AP wire is a virtual meeting of all members of the AP. It has been ongoing since before the Civil War, and therefore it is utterly naive to suppose that "a conspiracy against the public hasnt developed as a result. What would such a conspiracy look like? Adam Smith again:The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires. - Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759)The AP and its membership promotes the conceit of journalistic objectivity as if that were a thing. It isnt, you know . . . and yet the propaganda campaign of unified associated journalism has made it hard to think clearly about that fact.
It is of course desirable that journalists - that people in general - make a good-faith effort at objectivity. And it is perfectly legitimate for someone who is trying to be objective to say that he is trying to be objective. But for any journalist - for anyone - to claim actually to be objective is self-refuting. For journalists in particular, anyone who cares to investigate at all knows that journalism is negative. The commercial rule that If it bleeds, it leads guarantees it. So to claim that journalism is objective is to claim that negativity is objectivity - a conceit which is a defining characteristic of cynicism.
Because everyone thinks that his own opinion is right - or it wouldnt be his/her opinion - subjectivity is the default for anyone. Thus, any claim actually to be objective amounts to a claim of inherent objectivity, which is not a thing. Whoever claims actually to be objective is not even trying to be objective.
Pseudo objective journalism is cynicism - specifically, cynicism towards society. But although cynicism is nominally extreme skepticism, in fact cynicism has an aspect of extreme naiveté embedded in it. For if A and B be opposites, cynicism toward A amounts to naiveté towards B. Because government exists to control the flaws of society, cynicism towards society is naiveté towards government.
IMHO the combination of cynicism towards society and naiveté towards government is the true definition of socialism.
This is my explanation of bias in the media."
Hm, this is quite the interesting thought; I'll have to mull it over.
I think you might be right. Though there's a lot more than simply "burn it down" that needs to happen.
Yes and no.
JMO, but industry wants government to suck up as much of the cost of educating people as it can because training and education get in the way of making MON-ee.
Only problem: educrats, union & otherwise, have so frelled up public education in the US to the point where industry has to take action. Which makes the circle complete.
As much as I like the notion of homeschooling, it’s too difficult for all but the most financially secure and devoted parents to make it go. YMMV.
interesting thought; I'll have to mull it over.IMHO the combination of cynicism towards society and naiveté towards government is the true definition of socialism.
Please do; Ive been posting to that effect for some time without being challenged and I would appreciate any critique at all. If there is any way to improve that formulation, or to debunk it, I wanna know it.
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