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Education: No Longer a Panacea for Blacks

JamesJr Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 1:37 PM
I teach 7th grade science and every Wednesday is college day where kids get to wear a college jersey. I have no problem with that in of itself as a lot of the kids are clueless about college since most of their parents did not attend. I do agree that we need to be realistic about what college can and cannot do for you and that you can be successful without college as long as you work hard.

A recent article in the Washington Post highlighted a particular segment of the nation’s struggling unemployed. That is in itself is not surprising. After all, black unemployment exceeds the unemployment level for handicapped people and many other challenged groups within our nation. The group that the Post profiled was people with Ph.D.s in the sciences. An increasing number of chemists, biologists and other scientists who have invested heavily in their education are finding themselves jobless. Of those who are employed, thousands are doing lower-wage “post-doc” work in laboratories, as opposed to heading up research projects or teaching in universities.