Poll: Did Your Education Prepare You For Employment?

According to this article, a couple of weeks ago, education leaders discussed some of the causes of the unemployment rate among college graduates. Some attributed the problem to a lack of higher-education funding, while others argued the unemployment rate to be a result from a job shortage. As quoted in the article, Laura Fornash - Virginia Secretary of Education - urged Congress to “ensure those who enter our higher education institutions exit with employable credentials.” With that in mind, do you feel your college education equipped you with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment? Please take our poll and tell us what you think in the comment section below! [poll id="123"] Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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I have had moments in my schooling that shine brightly—playing a card game in Mr. Ritter's 8th grade social studies class with the true purpose being to show just how difficult it was to survive the Holocaust as well as having an opportunity to create our own country using the same economic, social, and political characteristics that define authentic nation states. I also remember Ms. Ziemba's 9th grade English class where she would routinely pause our reading of fiction to allow us to predict what would happen next as well as my foreign language classes with Mrs. Kane—"Madame"—and Mr. Tellis where we would act out every day conversational scenarios using tone, props, and facial expressions.

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