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Response to timdog44 (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:43 PM

13. Do not make these assumptions

My nephew graduated from a local university's chemical engineering program in the 90's. He said he was the only non-foreign student in most of his classes.

We are educating a ton of foreign students in engineering, medicine, etc. and they are leaving the country. A huge portion of our local university's medical students are foreign. Many of our kids just don't have the math and science skills to be accepted into these programs. Over 50% of med students are now female.

If you want your kids to be employed in the future, and they have any aptitude for science and math at all, push it as far as you can. They will have jobs. They will have to work harder than their classmates who are going to marketing and teaching degrees, but they will get jobs upon graduation.

My nephew got an MBA later on and he is now in high finance at a fortune 500 corporation.

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