Was just reading this article. All about how US companies are hiring- overseas. Some excerpts
Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn’t anyone hiring?
Actually, many American companies are — just maybe not in your town. They’re hiring overseas, where sales are surging and the pipeline of orders is fat.
While most of DuPont’s research labs are still stateside, Connelly says he’s impressed with the company’s overseas talent. The company opened a large research facility in Hyderabad, India, in 2008.
A key factor behind this runaway international growth is the rise of the middle class in these emerging countries. By 2015, for the first time, the number of consumers in Asia’s middle class will equal those in Europe and North America combined.
Lovely isn’t it? Jobs are going overseas and the middle class in Asia grows while more and more Americans are on the dole and losing their homes.
So what got me in this article? Cuz it’s not like we haven’t heard all this before right? It was this little bit stuck at the end of the article-
Other economists, like Columbia University’s Sachs, say multinational corporations have no choice, especially now that the quality of the global work force has improved. Sachs points out that the U.S. is falling in most global rankings for higher education while others are rising.
“We are not fulfilling the educational needs of our young people,” says Sachs. “In a globalized world, there are serious consequences to that.”
Seriously- to me that little bit is the money quote. Stuck at the end of the article. We surely are NOT fulfilling the educational needs of our youth. We stopped doing that when the loons got ahold of the educational system. The schools now teach to the slowest child in the class. No more dividing up the class and letting the smarter children advance. No No No- can’t have that! Why it might cause the slower children to have self-esteem issues. No keeping a child back a grade if he or she fails to grasp basic reading, writing and arithmetic. No no no. Just promote them and let them hold the whole class back in the next grade. Level playing field? NO- we have tilted the playing field against the brightest children in the name of psychobabble crapola.
If we want to get back to the top of the list in education we need to stop dumbing down the schools. How many remember the reading groups into which we were divided? Standing up beside our desks and reciting the times tables? Being separated into “Divisions” starting in Junior High?
My Dad was totally deaf and managed to graduate from public high school- without any interpreter OR sign language. He kept up through hard work, perseverance and the help of his family. Nobody cut him any slack or gave him any special treatment and he was NOT allowed to hold back the whole damn class.
We need a return to expecting excellence in the basics before we pass our children on to the next grade. We need to STOP holding back the smartest and provide classes for the slower children to learn at their own pace without impacting the entire educational system.
COMMON SENSE people!