Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ON EDUCATION
     Racism running rampant and casual on campuses,
Where sexual assaults have also come to the fore,
     All that whining about the high price of tuition,
Is this worth - and what - we're going five or six figures into hock for?
 
     Or is it athletics...architecture...amenities...or alcohol?
Sheepskin status? Now that it's made to seem required that everyone have post secondary degrees,
     What happened to learning? True "A's?" The Education-Industrial Economic Complex...
...Credentials for cash, back to school forever, locked in for life to consecutive, continuing fees...
 
     ...Graduates unemployed, and unemployable,  living in their childhood "cribs," 20% of student loans in default,
Profitability plummeting, dialing for dollars, is bank mooching off Millennials approaching its demise?
     Why pay for PC "intellectual" institutions...picturesque physical plants...lipservice to critical thinking...when the message is clear...
... Majors adaptable for the long haul...being well rounded...is discouraged as being unwise.
 
     It's all about STEM, go into tech even if you have no talent,
But when that job market saturates....offshores...changes?....Fads fade,
     Look at your parents, Baby Boomers, "certain" careers..."forced" midlife course corrections,
Lest history repeat itself, life and work's about more than the immediate and a means for bills to be paid.

     As high school seniors contemplate their future, stand up against being shortchanges scholastically...
...Trendy trophy diplomas, grade and cost inflation, can no longer afford to persist,
     Consider occupations that can't be exported...trades where humans aren't replaceable,
Most of all, Gnothi Seauton! Put following what fulfills you at the very top of your list.
 
 
Karen Ann DeLuca