GFunkMoneyDog wrote:This is what happens when you want paid beyond your skill level.Tech may replace half all low-skilled jobs in the U.S.
You cannot imagine how many highly educated foreigners I've discussed the U.S. educational system with. In the dozens of conversations I've had with the world's educated, they have all been astonished at how the system locks out the brightest and best of our own American citizens with the high cost of higher education.
Higher Education that prepares our children for highly skilled jobs used to be a priority in the U.S. Instead of prividing free MS & Phd degrees for those qualified to pursue them, our system makes it unaffordable to middle class and much of the working class' children.
There's plenty of high tech engineering jobs available for qualified U.S. nationals. Just not enough of the qualified to fill them. Instead we draw the brightest and best from country's that have educated them for free, to compete with our own to drive down the value of the higher education our own still owe student loans for.
You don't get something for nothing. The work our own children put into higher education that should be free, would level the playing field and turn things around.
Our own should not depend on low skilled jobs to make a living. Those are accurately called 'jobs', not careers. They should depend on reaping a reward from their hard work of qualifying for higher skilled, better paying jobs. Or resign themselves to being replaced by the technologies they could find employment in. There's plenty of mid-level skilled jobs in the service industries. They too, require a degree of computer literacy and/or vocational training.
It all begins and ends with a good affordable public educational system.