College Graduates on the Brink: A Double Waste
In the last week, 3 of my best students told me that they were joining the military. One came for a letter of recommendation and another whom I knew when he was in high school only told me today when I asked about his plans. Another bright young guy from basketball is dropping out to join. Again, financial considerations are dominant. I assume they are the tip of the iceberg among students with whom I am close. They see no decent job prospects in the civilian sector. What is going on when our economy creates such a double waste: not providing decent opportunities and then drawing them into a killing machine.