Generation Dropout: Millennials Joining the Workforce Are Less Educated Than Retiring Boomers

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On July 26, 2013 (EST)

According to a new report on the state of US education from the Council on Foreign Relations, Americans going into the labor force today are less educated than those retiring from it. This phenomenon is unique among developed countries. For 55- to 64-year-olds, the US has the highest percentage of high-school graduates and the third-highest percentage of college graduates; in people aged 25 to 34, the country is 10th and 13th respectively.


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On August 19, 2014  Cindy Chester said:
I wonder if a) socially a decline of two parent families (and I say this with all due respect as I raised my girls as of middle school on my own-one is a physician assistant and one is a hair stylist) has led to high school withdrawal which would lead to a decrease in college enrollment and b) the high cost of college tuition have led to this unfortunate of turn of events?


On October 14, 2014  Nichole C. RomleyWallinder said:
As a school guidance counselor for high school students and young adults, I found that somehow millennials simply have a different mind-set. As a school counseling boomer I related to Ms Menninger's post so much I felt compelled to submit my concerns to the website. Daily, year after year, I go into classrooms and teach career exploration classes students in 9-12 grades. I am totally speechless, when I review their applications for employment as homework, and see something the cat might have dragged in to the house. The paper is wrinkled, no penmanship and skipped words with no complete sentences. Who should I blame? they do well in their language arts classes, AIMs tests so what's wrong? I want to correct their applications with the many spelling errors and omissions but No I must return the assignments and explain why they will not be getting employed after graduation.


On October 14, 2014  Nichole C. RomleyWallinder said:
As a school guidance counselor for high school students and young adults, I found that somehow millennials simply have a different mind-set. As a school counseling boomer I related to Ms Menninger's post so much I felt compelled to submit my concerns to the website. Daily, year after year, I go into classrooms and teach career exploration classes students in 9-12 grades. I am totally speechless, when I review their applications for employment as homework, and see something the cat might have dragged in to the house. The paper is wrinkled, no penmanship and skipped words with no complete sentences. Who should I blame? they do well in their language arts classes, AIMs tests so what's wrong? I want to correct their applications with the many spelling errors and omissions but No I must return the assignments and explain why they will not be getting employed after graduation.


On October 14, 2014  Nichole C. RomleyWallinder said:
As a school guidance counselor for high school students and young adults, I found that somehow millennials simply have a different mind-set. As a school counseling boomer I related to Ms Menninger's post so much I felt compelled to submit my concerns to the website. Daily, year after year, I go into classrooms and teach career exploration classes students in 9-12 grades. I am totally speechless, when I review their applications for employment as homework, and see something the cat might have dragged in to the house. The paper is wrinkled, no penmanship and skipped words with no complete sentences. Who should I blame? they do well in their language arts classes, AIMs tests so what's wrong? I want to correct their applications with the many spelling errors and omissions but No I must return the assignments and explain why they will not be getting employed after graduation.


On October 14, 2014  Nichole C. RomleyWallinder said:
As a school guidance counselor for high school students and young adults, I found that somehow millennials simply have a different mind-set. As a school counseling boomer I related to Ms. Menninger's post so much I felt compelled to submit my concerns to the website. Daily, year after year, I go into classrooms and teach career exploration classes students in 9-12 grades. I am totally speechless, when I review their applications for employment as homework, and see something the cat might have dragged in to the house. The paper is wrinkled, no penmanship and skipped words with no complete sentences. Who should I blame? they do well in their language arts classes, AIMs tests so what's wrong? I want to correct their applications with the many spelling errors and omissions but No I must return the assignments and explain why they will not be getting employed after graduation.



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