Don't have much time today. We're on our way out of town for the holiday weekend and I had to pop in between packing the suitcase and folding laundry to give you this food for thought:
A guy from India called in on the radio show I was listening to this morning as I was getting dressed. The talk show hosts were discussing odds and ends and mentioned a study about liberal professors which made my ears perk up. The guy was apparently well educated, despite his thick Hindi accent. He told the talk radio news hosts that he went to Engineering school back in India and had hours and hours of classes on the language of Engineering - computer programs and such. Then he comes here and ends up having to hire engineers that are fresh out of US colleges. What he finds is that they haven't even taken the classes they need to be able to perform their jobs after years of college and getting a degree in Engineering. He made the interesting comment that the curriculum in America is defective. His words made me laugh, "changing the curriculum is like pulling out adult teeth without anesthesia".
So the college education we think we are giving our kids may or may not turn out to be academically sound for their future? Fancy that.
The radio talk show hosts had originally made the point that kids who go off to college today are being molded by their professors. They discussed a study done on college professors about their belief system/political ideology. They said that most are Democrats and liberal, but the older ones are the strongest liberals and most considered themselves "activists". Sadly they said that it is the older ones who are hiring all the newer ones. And if I were hiring, I am certain that my ideology would affect my choice of who was qualified to trust young minds with... so I can only assume that most of the younger ones are on their way to becoming as liberal as their predecessors.
There's food for thought for those of you sending your bright minds off to college after a sacrificial life of homeschooling. Makes you really think hard about where to put that golden egg in the future!
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