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Education: No Longer a Panacea for Blacks

pkennedy Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 6:17 PM
We don't "pass" them just to make ourselves look good as teachers; in some areas we "pass" them to avoid retaliation by the school board, the parents, and sometimes the kids. We don't want to get shot, stabbed, or raped.

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.

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