2018/01/31: Educational psychologists have discovered that much of our knowledge is “inert.” Students who excel on exams frequently fail to apply their knowledge to the real world. The same goes for students of biology, mathematics, statistics, and, I’m embarrassed to say, economics. I try to teach my students to connect lectures to the real world and daily life. My exams are designed to measure comprehension, not memorization. Yet in a good class, four test-takers out of 40 demonstrate true economic understanding.
2015/02/02: "You can get a particular skill in a particular field and make more than a college graduate," he says. For example, he says the average electrician makes $5,000 a year more than the average college graduate. And the country is going to need a lot more skilled tradespeople.
"The baby-boom workers are retiring and leaving lots of openings for millennials," Carnevale says. He says there are 600,000 jobs for electricians in the country today, and about half of those will open up over the next decade. Carnevale says it is a big opportunity for that millennial generation born between 1980 and 2000.
With so many boomers retiring from the trades, the U.S. is going to need a lot more pipe-fitters, nuclear power plant operators, carpenters, welders, utility workers — the list is long. But the problem is not enough young people are getting that kind of training.
Not Enough Training
Hughes says she chose to work in the trades, in large part, because she went to a vocational high school. A lot of her friends are going into the trades. She got comfortable there with wiring light switches and doing basic electrical work and learning about the industry. But there aren't nearly as many of these types of programs in high schools as there used to be.
As a much-needed reckoning happens in the workplace, look to college campuses for a note of caution.
As the staggering national student loan debt tally sits at an all-time high of $1.33 trillion, according to the Department of Education, many millennials say...
The government has turned students into customers who have no respect for academics and refuse to work for their grades
As university becomes more expensive, it seems more students are seeking other ways to pay for their education.
I refused to waste my life to pay back a pointless and overbearing debt.
Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren't buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to "millennial values." Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just so
June is homeownership month, but the housing industry has little to celebrate this year as surveys show fewer Americans can afford a place of their own.
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Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.
Over the past couple of years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken the academic world by storm. Despite much debate about whether the idea of running free online courses for everyone is both
Last week, I figured out that I am a part-time locust. Here's how it happened. I was picking the brain of a restauranteur for insight into things like Groupon. He confirmed what we all unders
It is two years since Coursera began offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) that threatened the very existence of Universities and the increasingly expensive education they offered. It was really
The US system of higher education, while lauded as a model to be emulated by the Australian government, is facing harsh criticism on home soil. With up to US$1 trillion in student debt owed to the government
American students need to improve in math and science-but not because there's a surplus of jobs in those fields.
Contro i babyboomers: spendete solo per voi, pagate il college
Da almeno un trentennio sono l'eccellenza della Cina. Si chiamano hai gui, cioè quelli che tornano a casa dopo avere studiato all'estero. Ma grazie alle omofonie di cui la lingua è ricca, hai gui può anche significare "tartaruga di mare". Il fenomeno cominciò nel 1979, quando Deng Xiaoping decise di mandare i primi enfant prodige