Monday, June 8, 2015

Income comes first than Education

I know many educators in the US won't say it. It's like they have their fingers
in their ears and are saying la, la, la I can't hear you! Their heads are in the sand?
Because the mass of inequity, income needs to come first then the education.
The thinking of getting a education and working to a better paying job is now
something that is stretched out way too far for many right now.
Many are not getting much of a grant / funding and have to pay out of their pocket,
way more than they are able, they are poor!

"For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students
come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data,
a statistic that has profound implications for the nation."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty/2015/01/15/df7171d0-9ce9-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html

"Kids who are the first in their families to brave the world of higher education come
on campus with little academic know-how and are much more likely than their peers to
drop out before graduation."
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/12/the-added-pressure-faced-by-first-generation-students/384139

There needs to be a change of thinking for schools, colleges.
Many workplaces are understanding this and are adapting.
As in Google hiring people without a college degree, but may expect you
to go to college later. There will be more businesses to follow in that.
Employers demand for increased skills and education and are getting it
by hiring people without a college degree wanting it later or not.
"You don’t need a college degree to be talented." Or being poor and talented!
http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/25/why-google-doesnt-care-about-college-degrees-in-5-quotes

Income is rising depending on failed Republican policy's that keep pushing on,
with the same failed results as lower income. Making their consumers poor and
expecting a good economy as people stay home and do without.
But the economy is moving on up from places raising the pay up.
The wages are going up, but in better ran states.
Note this is starting up, and to keep things rolling up Employers are adjusting.

For the kids working their way to college, this won't last and now it has never been
such a good time to get in to Google, and places like that as now, before they change
their thinking! Go for it! If you know enough call Google, etc and get set up.
Let them know you are looking to work there and want to get educated,
down the road. Be real! You have to make things better for yourself!

And schools need to put that on the list of options, going to work at Google etc,
and going to college later! Not doing so is putting the kids lower than they could be!

Do you know what you’re aiming for?
http://kingdompen.org/the-finish-line

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