[Ed1] So where are all these STEM graduates going to work? I’ve always considered the non-vocational majors to be somewhat dicey, but it’s surprising to see engineers there. That said, jobs outside their fields are still jobs just as jobs that don’t require a degree are still jobs. Which means that on the social level we may be too invested in STEM (unless we believe in the knowledge for its own sake, as some do with college generally) though individually it may be the right course more often than not.
[Ed2] While many universities are seeking an ever-increasing specialization in paths of study, St John’s College in Annapolis and Santa Fe are going a different route.
[Ed3] David Nakamura shares his experience teaching at a Japanese high school, and how he got different lessons than the ones he was looking for.
[Ed4] Peter Human argues that Britain needs an education revolution.
[Ed5] Grad school academic blues… not just for liberal arts graduates.
[Ed6] Most excellent! This is a stigma that, as women go to college in greater numbers, has become quite counterproductive.
[Ed7] Michael Strain argues against taxing university endowments. The endowment is one of the things my university has going for it, so I look on with skepticism.
[Ed8] What do you do when it turns out your college is a con? Within this article is the important thing that these colleges succeeded in part because they were delivering stuff people wanted that regular colleges weren’t (and I don’t mean the phony degrees).
[Ed9] Jennifer Bershire asks Gordon Lafer how and why corporations are undermining public education.