And then we wonder
Here’s a graphic from the new Center on Education and the Workforce report, What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors, that shows median earnings by undergraduate major.
As you can see, education is the second most popular undergraduate major.
And then they graduate.
And we give them crappy working conditions.
And we put them at the bottom when it comes to future earning potential.
And we vilify them politically and in the media.
And we blame them for all of society's ills.
And then we wonder why we can't get good teachers to enter or stay in the profession (and why they’re leaving at even faster rates than they have before)…
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Harvard psychologists discover why we dislike the people who deliver bad news.
- A new study looked at why people tend to "shoot the messenger".
- It's a fact that people don't like those who deliver them bad news.
- The effect stems from our inherent need to make sense of bad or unpredictable situations.
He reminds us that meaning is wherever we choose to look.
- Alan Watts suggests there is no ultimate meaning of life, but that "the quality of our state of mind" defines meaning for us.
- This is in contradiction to the notion that an inner essence is waiting to be discovered.
- Paying attention to everyday, mundane objects can become highly significant, filling life with meaning.
If life exists on Mars, there's a good chance it's related to us, say researchers.
When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn't think that he'd use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search for extraterrestrial life.
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