What Good Is An Education If You Can't Find A Job?

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    Obama shows us again how tone-deaf he is.

    Everyone is clamoring for a political climate conducive to job growth but instead Obama focuses on education.

    He's not about to change his policies so instead he's gonna talk about all the warm and fuzzy issues in an attempt to change the focus.

    What good does an expensive education do you if you can't find a job? " + artTitle.replace("-","") + " - " + "The Daily Gamecock" + " - " + "News" + "

    To be honest...this is just another attempt by Obama to take over an important part of our lives instead of endeavoring to solve a problem. He really isn't about solving problems because that's not what he's all about. He's all about taking power and using it to shape this country in the image he thinks helps his people or himself. Teachers that tow the union line are favored over teachers that educate our kids. Dead bodies populate our schools because they're members of a union.

    He says he's gonna get rid of the teachers that don't meet his standards.....and pay their union dues.
     
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    Not a bad article... I just dont agree with the whole "oh woe is me/the plight of the white man" angle. Also, Obama and the democrats arent solely to blame. There were/are millions of Americans(both democrats and republicans) living beyond their means and the people who gave them their credit, mortgage, etc who should get a lot of blame.

    But as part of the class of 09 I know it sucks.
     
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    Wait, you think it's the creditors' fault that Americans lived beyond their means? Give me a break. If you don't know how to handle your finances, it's your fault, and no one else's. It doesn't take an accountant to know that outflows cannot exceed inflows. And if you need an accountant to explain that to you, please give me a call. I have no qualms about charging people $200 an hour to explain what should be common sense.
     
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    I think an education is good for education sake. Of course, I disagree that getting a degree means you are educated. In fact, I think alot of people who have degrees, even advanced ones, are as uneducated as rocks.

    What people need to learn is how to research, to think, to ask questions and find answers, to experiment, etc. Most dont bother questioning anything.

    I think we need to be learning even if its areas that doesnt effect our employment. And it be wise of people started with learning how to create jobs. Particularly those people in power.
     
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    Kind of hard to learn that if you never had a job in the first place.

    I think that's nice if you don't have bills to pay. How many gifted folks have left behind works of art and literature that are pure genius but ended up taking their lives or dying in abject poverty?

    Obama is living in a dream world. He is not a good role-model. Get whatever education you need to make sure your future is secure first.....then work toward that future...and when you retire you can expand your mind and think of the possibilities once you have the time to do so. Obama is a thinker...not a doer. He's not exactly realistic in his approach on everything.
     
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    What a stupid question.

    Idiocracy: Not just a movie anymore. Let's make SURE the next generation, future leaders of our country are really really dumb. Sound like a plan, er, dummy?
     
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    That is the point of the current educational system.

    But you missed the point of the post.
     
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    My daughter graduated in Dec '08, my youngest son in June '09. For 6 months my daughter worked as a nanny, gave voice and piano lessons privately, dog sat. About a year ago she got a job at online university, (has a brick and mortar university too). She started at $38k, now is close to $50k, because of her productivity and follow through. She just got a letter from a military person thanking her for making it so easy for him to finish his MBA. She's now up for a supervisory position, due to her 'follow throughs.' She spots trouble, saves the students money, and gets them on the right track, even if it means leaving the online venue.

    My youngest spent the last year working at some full and part time positions without benefits, was enrolled for a MS program in January; he landed a position at the same school as his sister and wants to wait until he builds up some 'real world' experience in job, caring for himself, etc.

    I got my first real job at a fair held at my university. I left school in 1977 with a $32k job. It's not so easy today.
     
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    Uh, no, I didn't. It was just another lame GOTCHA piece of shit. Do I care about education and improving it by any means possible? You betcha. NBC has spent the last 10 days with a full-throttle focus on education, and I salute them for bringing it to the attention of people who don't have a clue, just as long as their own kids are getting a good one but have failed to realize the repercussions if ALL kids are not afforded the same opportunity.

    If I "missed the point," it must have been the title of the thread was misleading. But of course that was the intent.
     

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