Here’s What’s Missing In Our Diagnosis Of Education’s Problems

Peter Augustine Lawler has recently written for National Affairs an article about what's wrong with higher education that depicts just as perfectly what's wrong with elementary and secondary education. He begins by discussing how technology is eroding jobs, turning people both into technicians and taking away lower-wage opportunities that put one on the path to higher … Continue reading Here’s What’s Missing In Our Diagnosis Of Education’s Problems

Job Satisfaction for Artists Versus Doctors

The Wall Street Journal published an article today discussing life prospects for young people who love art, from music to painting to dance. It largely critiques two stereotypes about professional arts: That few jobs are available in these fields and that pursuing jobs that offer more money makes people happier. Two findings of this study, involving … Continue reading Job Satisfaction for Artists Versus Doctors

Employers: We’ll Train People Who Can Write And Speak

The dean of a community college, who blogs anonymously about his profession and has worked at three different colleges, recently wrote about a meeting with a set of local employers. Community colleges, of course, work closely with nearby employers on technical programs and certifications. The number one thing these employers wanted was not specific, technical training. … Continue reading Employers: We’ll Train People Who Can Write And Speak