"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Kevin Carey, Logically Adrift

Kevin Carey and the billionaire patrons of CorpEd who pay him to record his thought disorders in the New York Times are moving on from K-12 to more fertile education grounds to make money and to impose their idiocy.  Watch out, higher ed.

With more and more young adults graduating from college with fewer good jobs available to them and the next generation of workers, the new normal for college grads is characterized by unemployment, underemployment, and huge college debt has become the norm in 2014. 

So far, the response by the oligarchs and CorpEd has been to send more jobs abroad, import more cheap labor, and encourage more American youngsters to go to college, regardless of the debt load.

For Carey and the other thought disorder leaders at Bellwether and Fordham, Hoover and Manhattan, and the rest of the corporate sludge tanks with a long history of bad ideas for K-12, the problem of no jobs is as clear as the solution: colleges are not educating, and they are not being held accountable. If they were, college graduates wouldn't be unemployed. 

A synopsis of today's little fizzling bomblet in the Times:

The four year old book, Academically Adrift,  said colleges were going to hell in a handbasket.

Many students graduate from college without good job prospects.

Look, look, the ones with high test scores on the Collegiate Learning Assessment got jobs.

Therefore, job prospects will be improved by having all students pass the CLA.

Look over here, hey, you're not looking.

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