They vote!! They vote?????
The last time I had such a nutty idea, I was in kindergarten.
But, the US Dairy Innovation Center surveyed American adults (yes, adults) only to find that 7% of those surveyed were certain that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That’s 1 in 14 for those of you who are also numerically challenged.
Continue reading They VOTE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
The education system in the US has not been keeping up. To some degree, it’s why Kmart and Target feel they can demand college degrees to staff their stores. Of course, it may also be related to the fact that many college grads can’t get the jobs they expected- so they are applying to Kmart and Target.
Continue reading Bachelors of ….
Way back in the prehistoric age, when I was going to college, there were very few women heading for the engineering profession. Nor were there a slew of Black folks. As a matter of fact, my engineering/science college (undergraduate) had about 5 women enrollees. And, to the best of my knowledge there were significantly less than 3 score (there may have been 10) Black students. Out of an undergraduate population of nearly 3000.
Continue reading Lets Get STEM to root early
I’ve always been a great fan of Big Band music and Jazz. So, I was only slightly surprised to hear Herbie Hancock explain the confluence of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and jazz. He strongly believes that there is an intrinsic link between building things and playing music. Which, of course, means that our schools’ idea of cutting music from the curriculum is not helping our kids with STEM education.
Continue reading Music is part of STEM?
I remember when candidate Ronald Reagan would prance about asking “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” It was his effective mantra to become the US President.
Continue reading Economic Distress
When I was little, I remembered hearing stories about one of the key executives of Sears, Roebuck & Company, who made a difference in this country. That was back when Sears Roebuck meant you could expect good deals and good products. (I even had the chance to work with Sears Roebuck years later, back when the RV industry was in its heyday. I felt pretty good being among their company then.)
Continue reading Who’s that, again?
Life is different. That’s what everyone says when they’re asked to give millenials advice. Because folks no longer sign on with one employer for life, because our skill sets must change, our needs change.
Continue reading Que Sera, Sera?