Ok, lets discuss. The President’s state of the Union Speech… Upon listening to this speech something stood out to me. I want to know what you think.
The President talked much about the future of this country is education. Let me state my opinion on education.
It HAS become vital to succeed in this country that you follow through with your schooling and obtain a degree. I think education is important. I think that for our FUTURE we must have our kids, teens, and young adults follow through and obtain their degree. Going to school and getting your degree will be mandatory in our home. Both my husband and I did not do this.
I don’t care what they say we are STILL in a recession. There are way too many people out of work and way too many businesses suffering because they just cannot survive this hard time. How do we (Americans) help the millions of workers out of work, who have no degree, obtain work. My husband is 42, when he graduated it wasn’t as big of deal to go to college and get your degree. And what about the generations before him? Many of the men were encouraged to go out get their hands dirty and bring in a pay check. If they started at the bottom in their trade, and worked hard, they would be rewarded w/ increased wages and a higher position in the company. My life is surrounded by many men who are highly skilled intelligent men in their field. But, should they fall out of work, their 20+ years of experience mean nothing to a potential employer, as that employer would typically rather higher someone with a degree.
I don’t think the population of people who have been successful contributors to society and skilled in a trade should be penalized because of this new standard that education is king. Take for instance, you are applying for a new job where you have 20+ years of experience and you can run circles around another applicant who is fresh out of college. There is no reason the skilled experienced worker’s application should be denied simply because he doesn’t carry a degree. Their years of experience have to count for something.
What are we (Americans) doing to help these talented out of work people? Please don’t say it is as simple as going to school to get your degree. Getting your degree takes time and money and for an out of work person this is just not always an option.
Remember I am not talking about the 20-somethings who can’t find a job. I am talking about our Aunt’s & Uncles & Parents & in some cases Grandparents who have worked hard at their trade for years, and now either they are out of work, or the industry they are in is slow and their company is in danger of closing or they are contemplating laying off the employees.
Remember education wasn’t as important back then. It wasn’t king.
So! Let’s talk about this! You can leave your comment anonymously now!
How do we help these people?
What is the solution?