On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:03 PM, Robert Hansen <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Jun 16, 2014, at 7:54 PM, kirby urner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > See what I mean? > > I see that you never answered the question. Everything you listed is > available. Online education is at an all-time high, and growing strong. > IPads are everywhere, another budding crap load. Everything you are listing > is here. Just like when computers were *here* 40 years ago. It?s all here. > My question was ?Why isn?t it working?? Why are we in the STEM fields > competing against each other for qualified candidates and having to fill > half of the positions with foreign students, who I might add have far less > of any of these things you speak of, if all of these things you speak of > are so golden? > > I think it is a valid point. Why doesn?t it work? > > Bob Hansen
I'd say it's working for some people, with new solutions still to be tried.
The "left behind" ones are the ones pursuing the traditional model of putting their kids on a big yellow bus or driving them to the local factory-like prison-school. Those families are not enjoying high living standards most likely. They live in suburban squalor in a backward zip code, most likely.
But we're not all equally unfortunate.
As for "where are all the people good at STEM?", it'll take some time to get these youngsters job-ready etc. YouTube is only 8 years old remember.