quote: Also, where are these unemployed developers? They're not in my little corner of the country. I've seen the same litany of tech job posts go unfilled here for years. Not exaggerating, either; YEARS. There's also companies like Siemens that've been reporting problem finding US grads in specific fields for years as well.
quote: We need to go back to a time in our schools when failure was an option, and you paid the price for goofing off instead of studying. Listening to things teachers tell me today makes me wonder if in two generations from now the US will even have a population that know anything beyond being able to push a button are receive a prize.
quote: Learn about the limits of government, implementation of policy, and checks & balances.
quote: The phrase "A quarter past three" went out of style with the advent of the digital clock. We no longer have to estimate time due to the limitations of the analog clock, as such we say exactly what we mean, if we mean 3:10, 3:15, or 3:20 we just say it.
quote: While I agree it is important to teach kids the multiplication tables, this is not the 1970s where calculators are expensive with limited functionality, calculators are everywhere. You can find them on your computer, your phone, your tablet, you can buy them for $5 in most stores, or get which can do more them your advanced calculus teacher. So yes, I think it is important to teach kids to memorize the basic 0-10 multiplication tables, but they will probably never use it.
quote: It's why when someone makes a post about powering something with solar panels, I can usually tell at a glance whether he's in the right ballpark or seriously off, before I do any exact calculations.
quote: The reason we are in this shape is because we let our education system push students towards arts and entertainment instead of science and technology.
quote: Schools do not push, they lead or enable. If a student does not want to learn Newtonian physics then they will not learn it. You can force them to take the course, you can force them to take the test, but unless they want to learn, they won't.
quote: The real problem is kids do not want to learn. And why should they? The only people who become rich are actors, inventors, and drug dealers. All the other high paying professions outsource their development to foreign nations, or import foreign workers so they do not have to pay them what they are worth.