Women hold up half the sky… oh, wait, according to this research, maybe more than 50%
With a 46% underemployment rate, here’s another argument for a more balanced message at the 9-12 grades; a college degree is not a guarantee for employment. It seems skills not taught and not tested for an the SAT and ACT matter in the world of work.
College doesn’t seem to prepare students for real work
Why is underemployment among the young surging? One problem seems to be that college coursework simply isn’t adequately preparing students for their chosen careers. Both employers and underemployed workers seem to agree this is an issue.
This article speaks about some programs that seek address a problem I see every year as a high school teacher: entering freshmen who are not prepared for the more “rigorous” requirements of high school. The same can be said of students leaving high school: they are not as well prepared for the rigors of the job market and, increasingly, for the rigors–such as they have become–of post-secondary education.
I’ve got an ax to grind: why is it that we have all this messaging about college and even programs that divert kids from skill-based classes into classes intended to prepare kids to go to college?
Consider the following:
Amazing what young minds can create… with a process and research.