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Education: No Longer a Panacea for Blacks

william704 Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 11:36 AM
i have to agree completely . my grandson just graduated HS in june w ent to apply for college and was told with no testing that he needed to take math 101 as a requirment for ANY course. his grade for math was the equivalent of a b+. why was he required to take math 101. it is a general math taught in 10 th grade.
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.