Several times in private correspondence, I have been pretty harsh about the disconnect between how those who mentor our children see the economic future and the reality of the situation. For example, here is something I wrote to an acquaintance a few days ago:
Somehow we have to reach the parents, guidance counselors and K-12 teachers who haven’t figured out yet that the world their kids (and mine too – my youngest is still 15) are graduating into is much more hostile than the one I (and they) graduated into in the 1980’s. Many of them haven’t received the memo.
Well, for those who are wondering what memo I’m talking about, here it is. It’s from Governor Scott’s press office and it was sent out last week.
From: Governor’s Press Office [mailto:Governor’sPressOffice@eog.myflorida.com]
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 1:25 PM
Subject: MEMORANDUM – How College Majors Fare in the Job Market
DATE: November 11, 2011
TO: Interested Media
FROM: Brian Burgess, Communications Director
Executive Office of the Governor
RE: How College Majors Fare in the Job Market
The Wall Street Journal has posted an interesting tool that shows how various college majors make out in the job market. This effective tool shows which majors have the highest employment and unemployment rates along with their associated earnings.
Please visit http://on.wsj.com/vgYbJw to see which college majors can help with students’ career prospects upon graduation.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Governor Scott’s press office at (850) 488-5394.