Thursday, May 24, 2007

Academic achievement-educated or not educated

The United States education produces largest college-educated pool of workers in the world, but educates many more people in the liberal arts and professions such as education, accounting than it does engineers, scientists and other specialized fields needed for research and development for producing either old or new products. Since high-wage manufacturing tends to based on engineering expertise and expanding high-tech industries it appears the quality of educators and the curriculums they design and teach have direct influence on economic technology.

Countries compete economically on being the lowest cost producer of different goods and services and if the education process isn’t producing inferior academic achievement lacking ability to be there doing specialized job skills of expanding high-tech industries there needs a change in the secondary-education system that gives increased academic achievement in reading comprehension, technical writing, and mathematics.

Colleges and Universities pump-out white-collar managing support staff, new commissioned military officers, and those having professional political ambitions. Each graduate is in principle expected to have the knowledge to make decisions and gets higher pay and responsibilities as a result. Eventually as work experience is gained these graduates become the selection pool of the next generation of top level bosses, decision makers, and elected office holders.

My question:

It appears happenings of scandal, criminal mischief, and criminal wrong doing is increasingly involving respected powerful business managers, influential honorable elected office holders, and higher rank military commissioned officers, is something systematically wrong or lacking in curriculums or perhaps it is the moral competence of educators a direct contributing cause for this trend?

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