Day 68 - Post-secondary education

Difficult times ahead for post-secondary. Hard financial times dictates proven success, meaning high graduate employment rates. This wouldn't bode well for the humanities, but these departments have firmly positioned themselves as the gatekeepers of equality, diversity and inclusion. To oust them is to beg for a PR shitstorm. Schools have to cut somewhere. Services will go down the drain. The quality of student materials will suffer. Outsourcing and advertising will supplement the losses. Online learning platforms and distance learning will probably sweep in to fill the vacuum. This could be a very very positive development. Or not. One thing could and should happen: Trades should thrive. People should learn a craft and develop the business skills required to sell a product. Team up with engineers, dancers, bakers, whoever wants to get involved. Also, don't eat squirrels. 


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