Category Archives: Engineering

Education Meets Austerity

It seems to me…. “The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.” ~ Bernie Sanders. While there are … Continue reading

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2016 Campaign Issues

It seems to me…. “One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.” ~ Cal Thomas[1]. Prospective U.S. voters have now had an opportunity to watch several debates by potential … Continue reading

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Employment: Raising The Bar

It seems to me… “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”  ~ Stewart Brand. Technology, similar to the Sword of Damocles, though beneficial, also has disputed, unintended, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Reduce Educational Support

It seems to me… “Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.”  ~ Will Durant. Everyone believes the U.S. education system needs improvement.  Still, nothing ever changes and our system continues its decline when compared to other nations.  How … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Degrees, Education, Electrical Engineering, Employment, Engineering, Enrollment, Funding, Graduate School of Education, Harvard, Income, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, ITIF, Mathematics, OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Postsecondary, Research, SAT, Science, Slovakia, Teach, Teachers, Teaching, Tuition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Time to Reverse Directions

It seems to me… “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”  ~ John Stuart Mill, 1859. While key to the success of any … Continue reading

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Unemployment Recovery

It seems to me… The job creation process is broken – and we have both political parties to blame for it.  Each party is interested primarily in protecting their voter electorate base and campaign donor source rather than enacting legislation … Continue reading

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