Society & Politics

The New Underclass

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Chris Sorensen and Charlie Gillis

A good education has often been heralded as the guaranteed pathway to a profitable career. But has the guarantee passed its expiration date? In this article from Canadian magazine Maclean’s, Chris Sorenson and Charlie Gillis argue that a tertiary education is failing to deliver opportunities within a chosen career for students in a variety of fields. This should lead one to ask how accurate our understanding is of this world for which we are apparently preparing students. From the article, it would seem we have become a culture of people accustomed to expecting jobs waiting to be filled. A job, however, needs to be created before it can ever be filled. As such, we need to ask how we are preparing people to not just fill jobs, but create them.

Source: Maclean's

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