Teaching is about the only professional job I know where corporate wants random people with dubious qualifications and no experience working. This is different from what it used to be, where teachers were put through a trial of fire but trained and mentored so that those who could be good teachers in 5 years were kept. These then helped the new teachers. It is important to have a long probation, simply so that good teachers can be identified and bad teacher let go. But this probation period should not be an excuse to just have a staff that can be worked until they are burned out, and students are not learning.
Corporate education does not work. We see this at the college level with the default rates on student loans, at the school level with the constant lawsuits against firms who steal money. Public education already knows how to educate a curated population. I went to such public schools, many of friends did as well, and we all are productive tax paying members of society. It is the general population that is a challenge, and all results show that corporate schools funded with public money do worse, or at best as well, as public schools. And this does not even take into account that corporate schools have much more leeway to choose who they wish not to educate.
The problem with these reviews is that they get elevated to the to-, presumable because sellers then have everybody click to find it useful. If amazon would mark these reviews, the relegate them to a lower position, they would serve a purpose without being overwhelming.
So even though the people who elected Trump is broader, the basic tenet of isolationism and coal miners is still inherently anti-innovation. The wind mills and solar panels that are being installed in Texas and other states, and are going to be a significant part of the energy grid in the next decade, is an extensional threat to the unskilled workers who elected Trump. The semi-skilled service jobs that require an associates degree and significant computer literacy are beyond the average Trump supporter who thinks that they deserve a middle class income for doing work a computer could do more accurately.
Which further opens the path for Asia and Germany to take over the technological world. Our trains are not designed in the US, but in Germany. More of out high technology is not only going to be built, but engineered, in Asia.
Kids are given computer so they can learn skills and etiquette so when they grow up they can be successful for a lifetime. Teaching them now so they don't get fired for making p0rn on thier work laptop is a good thing.
The larger than 100% number is because most firms operate at a loss. For example, one can easily be 200% more productive than a very lazy coworker.
But what is going to change everything is when the rest of the US follows Texas which now gets at least 10% of the power from renewables, mostly wind. This is where the climate change problem will begin to decline.
Which is not to say the carbon capture technology is dead. In other developing countries it may be useful,and the US could be the supplier for those systems.
In the US laws tend to protect the debtor. If you owe money, there will always be time to pay. Firms buy old debt without knowing if he debt is genuine. I get calls all the time trying to collect fake debt.
No one is saying that we teach a CS curriculum in high school, just like not one is saying that we teach math or science or literature or history to the levels taught in college. What some, like the poster are saying, is that we decide the few we are going to educate, and ignore the rest.
In the end CS in high school is a practical problem. CS is still a relatively rigorous topic, and relatively few people understand it. I have sat in rooms with adults playing on an arduino, and most could even to the simplest tasks. They simply are not trained.
In the end we don't have CS in high school for the same reason that in may high schools we have 4 years of required history and English but only three years of math and Science. There are simply not enough teachers. And yes, many teachers will deny it and say that math and science is useless, and no kid needs to know physics or calculus.
I am certainly glad that i did not have parents of go to a school that represented this level of stupidity. Otherwise I would not have a job. I also had to learn to read literature and write and do many other things, even if I did not have an aptitude for it. It is called being educated.
I am not saying that drinking is a skill, but the craziness occurs because many kids go from not being allowed to drink, ever, to having unrestricted access. I think that most of us have learned that abstinence does not work, but still we think we can let kids learn to drink all at once and not see terrible consequences.
In civilized places like Texas a parent is an affirmative defense to a minor drinking. I certainly knew how to manage my drinking by the time I was 18. I saw many people without this skill get shit faced. Of course when people are getting drunk for the first time as adults without supervision there are going to be negative consequences.
Also, of course, there are people who are addicts, and those people need to be identified early and provided with appropriate medical attention. I can't imagine a worse time to learn one is an addict than at college.
There are two problems here. First, nothing on Wikileaks should be taken as fact without corroboration. Right now too many just accept everything posted as fact. This is what lead to the current situation.
Second, Assange needed to have negotiated a trial for the rape charges. Right now he is a fugitive suspect. If what he did was rape under the laws of the country he was in, and if he really believes in the rule of law and is not in fact just a narcissistic demagogue, he needs to face the consequences of his actions. By not doing so he has lost all credibility as fighter of truth. He is a fighter for truth he finds useful.
I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.