Monday, October 17, 2005And no I don't mean the movie. At least not just the movie.
It turns out that at the very moment that the U.S. is facing intense competition from abroad in the form of educated, highly motivated, poorly paid workers, we have decided that a college education is a luxury. Apparently public universities are becoming steadily privatized due to remorseless cuts in public funding. So we're going to have a workface totally unequipped to face the challenges of a global economy.
But outsourcing is no big deal, you say. Well, look at this little experiment by A.A. Jacobs (via After School Snack). Nothing is protected from the forces of international competition. Nothing. To those who are graduating from (a substandard) high school today and can't afford college, all America has to say is... tough shit.