Merryl Tisch, head of the Néw York State Board of Regents, says full speed ahead with the state educator evaluation plan.
Bruce Baker of Rutgers says she is wrong, wrong, wrong.
“Abuse of power is no surprise.”
I just want to send this to you. It was sent to me by Wendy Lecker.
STEM labor shortages?
Microsoft report distorts reality about computing occupations
By Daniel Costa | November 19, 2012
Industry has used this ploy before. It is a way to keep their labor costs low. My husband earned his civil engineering degree in the early 70s and as was the custom for a long period of time honed his computer skills on the job. Civil engineering has never been a profession of rapid advancement; witness the outstanding state of our infrastructure. As a computer administrator, he resisted the false cry for more certified computer specialists, which had created a new industry of providers providing expensive courses of soon “obsolete” skills. Any competent computer geek, up until that time, had taught themselves, each new program or skill being built on a solid base of background knowledge. Eventually corporations got wise, and refused to pay for frequent upgrade training for their employees. Gates wants colleges to provide him with fully trained an up-to-date computer degree grads, so that he can slot them in with no training and save those costs. It used to be that companies provided the company specific training. So he gets the twin benefit of fully trained newbys and so many of them that he can keep his labor costs low. Hey, they’ll cost even less if he can import them!
Let’s post, post, post all over the internet! Tsk, tsk on Tisch and Bravo to Bruce. FB here it comes.
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