Education And Success

Traditional education has changed through the years. At the start of the 20th Century an elementary school education was enough to get by. By mid-century a high school program was required. Now a hundred years later college or specialized post-graduate training is the only way to go. People entering the business world need to know more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. They need savvy computer skills, solid knowledge of their chosen field and even affiliate marketing programs. How much education do you feel is necessary to be successful?

7 thoughts on “Education And Success

  1. I don’t think you can get to much education. These days jobs are so scarce and the more education you have the better off your chances are to get that job. In many cases, the jobs that are available are the ones we cannot outsource to China or other countries.

  2. I think that if children have a solid foundation of reading, writing and arithmetic that it benefits us all. Higher education depends on what type of career field one wants to get into. You don’t need as much education to be a car mechanic as you do to be a doctor.

    K-12 education in the U.S. is an embarrassment. Throwing more money at publicly funded education is NOT the answer.

  3. In OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment 2003, 15 year olds ranked 24th of 38 in mathematics, 19th of 38 in science, 12th of 38 in reading, and 26th of 38 in problem solving.[100] In the 2006 assessment, the U.S. ranked 35th out of 57 in mathematics and 29th out of 57 in science. Reading scores could not be reported due to printing errors in the instructions of the U.S. test booklets. U.S. scores were far behind those of most other developed nations.
    (PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow’s World Volume 1: Analysis.” (PDF). http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/30/17/39703267.pdf. Retrieved 2010-04-14)

    Is it an wonder why homeschooling is increasing in popularity.
    In 2007, approximately 1.5 million children were homeschooled, up 74% from 1999 when the U.S. Department of Education first started keeping statistics. This was 2.9% of all children. (Lloyd, Janice, Gannett News Service (January 5, 2008). Home-schooling numbers rise. Burlington Free Press)

    The United States needs to educated its student at all levels.
    Funding needs to be increased.
    Less emphasis non-scholastic curriculum.
    More parent involvement
    More discipline
    Less tolerance for “slackers”
    I could go on and on but I will shut up now.

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