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Comment on Help wanted: Need master’s in janitorial science by Jim

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:30:23 +0000

Most engineering degrees lead to incomes considerably above most other majors.



Comment on Help wanted: Need master’s in janitorial science by Mark Roulo

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:22:01 +0000

Try reading Yale Solar Power's comment with a very sarcastic voice.



Comment on Help wanted: Need master’s in janitorial science by Someone

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:21:50 +0000

That's an outlier. STEM does not really pay that well overall. There are exceptions, but companies are working on outsourcing drafting and engineering.



Comment on Help wanted: Need master’s in janitorial science by Someone

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:20:30 +0000

What nonsense!



Comment on Help wanted: Need master’s in janitorial science by Mark Roulo

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:18:26 +0000

Philosophy master’s graduates in Colorado had annual median earnings under $30,000, while “area studies” master’s graduates in Texas typically earned a relatively paltry $36,000 annually. Yet petroleum engineers with master’s degrees in Colorado had typical earnings of $176,500 annually, six times the earnings of philosophy graduates.
Of course, the starting salary for a Petroleum Engineer in Colorado with *only* a bachelor's degree is a bit north of $100,000. I think the lesson here is that Petroleum Engineering pays better than Philosophy.



Comment on Help wanted: Need master’s in janitorial science by Yale Solar Power

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:00:27 +0000

Agreed, we tried having tests rather than college and all it led to was white supremacy. College is the only way to allow racial minorities to demonstrate their intelligence, because its the only thing that isn't culturally-biased.



Comment on SAT/ACT for all by lgm

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:21:09 +0000

SAT is free here to those on free/reduced lunch; community foundation provides that. As always, the hated subgroup, the middle class, has to fork out. Tutors, test fees, DE tuition. Here most go to military, then use the GI Bennie to get the courses they couldn't get in high school. But I'm glad you are mentoring. Better some than none. Just wish we had the rising tide, rather than a few lock&dams.



Comment on Help wanted: Need master’s in janitorial science by JND

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:36:51 +0000

Griggs v. Duke Power Co.



Comment on Help wanted: Need master’s in janitorial science by Deirdre Mundy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:12:07 +0000

The issue I see is that the BA also stands in for "I can show up and play by rules." So the 'seat time' is as important as the knowledge. For a job where all you needed was basic IQ points, an exam could work, but a lot of employers also want "Shows up for shifts and doesn't cuss out the boss and takes feedback without griping." Maybe a test + X years in a crap job?



Comment on SAT/ACT for all by LTEC

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:08:13 +0000

In spite of the claims of minority leaders, the main use of uniform exams has ALWAYS been to evaluate students in a way free of bias and prejudice.