1.CanSpeccy said about SCHOOLS:
"Lack of motivation must be a factor.
"When youth unemployment among black Americans is 50%, WTF use is a high school diploma...
"Best to start selling drugs right away and forget school altogether.
"The same sort of destructive thought processes must afflict many children in almost any Western society where work has been offshored and outsourced, to beef up corporate profits, which have rarely been higher.
"In the meantime, workforce skills are wasting away.
"What is the reward for the hard work necessary to obtain a good education? LOL
"They have plenty of good brains in India and China, so who's gonna rush to employ a math wiz. or programming geek who expects to earn a decent salary and who, in any case, is not permitted by law to work for less than than a minimum wage that a fresh graduate in India would die for."
The Economist Who Said "The Emperor Has No Clothes"
2. Anonymous said...
Japan is no better
"Students’ academic ability is in free-fall, writes Okabe.
"Simple logical thinking is beyond them.
"Their vocabulary is childish, their grasp of mathematics feeble, their curiosity nowhere in evidence.
"The latter is doubly surprising, he points out, in view of the young generation’s easy familiarity with the Internet — but the Net apparently appeals to them more as a playground than as a research venue.
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