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Education: No Longer a Panacea for Blacks

Robert54 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 12:32 AM
You should see the resumes I get from these "educated" folks. Degrees in French Literature, dance, and art history qualifiy you for nothing. One guy had a BFA and MFA and 156K in loans. He'll never be able to pay them back at 30K a year in earnings. That less than I paid my technicians 15 years ago. Some of these people need to be taught how to do research and logic. I'd love to have gone beyond my two years of French language but I also needed to work and took electronics.

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.