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Education Spending That Isn't Smart

samplin Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:27 AM
There are an awfully lot of young people in the workforce with degrees who are waiting tables, tending bar, selling shoes, etc. One of my forner students with a psych degree is a front desk manager at a hotel. If higher education teaches a person to really think and how to reinvent themselves then it is worth it. But the sheepskin is not a sure fire ticket to financial success. Education spending would be worth it, if some really bright young people could be lured back into the classroom at the elementary level. Math specialists in elemetary school comes to mind. I've met too many elementary teachers who couldn't do the math above division; they didn't care for math and slighted it in their teaching.

Not long after President Obama proclaimed in his second inaugural that "an economic recovery has begun," we learned that the U.S. economy actually shrank in the last quarter. Many economists believe this is a temporary setback. This recovery may be the weakest in American history, but the economy isn't cratering either.

Still, you can bet that if the economy continues to contract, Obama will propose the same remedy he always has: more "investments" in education, infrastructure and various industries of the future. It seems that whatever the ailment, Dr. Obama always writes the same prescription.

This is hardly shocking: Building roads...