Dave Swink wrote a letter to the editor of the Roswell Daily Record that could potentially have a momentous effect on the career paths of young people. He observes that only about 15% of high school graduates should go to college. Mr Swink also points out that thousands of college graduates work as grocery store sackers or in fast food places. Swink, a former volunteer at the UFO museum managed by Julie Shuster , possesses a common sense that the younger generation may never acquire.
His letter suggests that far too many high school and college students are pushed through the system and issued meaningless degrees. In some other countries, “academically weak” students are identified early and switched to some type of vocational educational track.
Why is this such a moment of impact? Some people are not wired to understand or like trig or algebra. Maybe these folks would better suited to be an electrician, plumber, or a carpenter. Places like the Job Corps train people for vocational careers while also issuing High School Diplomas or GEDs.
Getting people on the right track as early as possible, rather than have them sit through 4 unfulfilled years of college, would combat the income inequality issues that exists in the United States.