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ithinkmyliverhurts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:36 PM
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So how are the college grads doing out there?
I read on Huffpost (both statistically and anecdotally) that things are tough. But then I read this:

http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/2010/08/elite-isolati...

"Virtually every single member of congress, every senator, every Capitol Hill staffer, every White House advisor, every Fed governor, and every major political reporter is a college graduate. Whats more, we have a large amount of social segregation in the United Statescollege graduates tend to socialize with each other. And among college graduates, there simply isnt an economic crisis in the United States. This is not the best of times, but its perfectly rational in gradland to be balancing concern about the labor market situation with dozens of other concerns. If you did anything, youd probably step in to prevent teacher layoffs, which is a clear and present danger to a large bloc of college graduates. But beyond that, no need to panic."

So, what say you, DU?

I'm an a college grad, an advanced college grad (don't let the lack of clarity and logic fool you). And, quite honestly, I'm doing fine economically specifically because of my college grad credentials. I've long preached to people that being a college grad is the fast-track to middle-classdom and banality (and probably not much else). Look at the graph and interpret it politically.

The only thing I disagree with in the short blurb above is the stuff about socializing with college grads. Yes, I do, but it's 50/50 with me, maybe even 60/40 (with non-grads. in the plurality).

Education, and higher education especially, really ought to be one the democrats' issues.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:39 PM
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1. I know LOTS of unemployed college grads.....
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ithinkmyliverhurts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:41 PM
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2. As do I. Man, do I ever.
This is why I wonder about these stats.
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CBR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:43 PM
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3. The graph speaks for itself.
The recent graduating class of Master's students in my program have had a harder time than previous graduating classes but they are doing pretty well. These are students in community development, public policy, nonprofit management and public administration.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:44 PM
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4. I support education, but not just schooling.
Unfornutely much of that is getting people in a system thought process, not about learning, but about coditioning for future work enviroment. Follow rules, strict hiarchy of teacher student.

Probably not true in all schools, and education is important, but how to think is much of that.

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