OPM chief John Berry tells new U-Md. grads to - heal the nation'

May 21, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

"I want you to break the gridlock that is now too common," Berry, chief of the Office of Personnel Management, told almost 8,000 graduating seniors and graduate students at the commencement ceremony in College Park.

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Since: Jan 07

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May 22, 2012
 
"Irascible Infidel"
True. I worked up from a dishy to a fairly successful Chef, successful enough to pay off my stupid degree in whatever it was.
If I'd have taken that school loan $$ & bought land up here in the high country, I'd be 'retired' instead of 'fairly successful'

My point exactly. There is so much emphasis placed on college degrees, and degrees from the "right" colleges that young people are led to believe that there are no alternatives but to indent themselves for years or decades for a chance at the brass ring. There is always a need for skilled tradesmen: electricians, plumbers, carpenters, masons and the like. A few of my former students worked for chain stores and eventually worked their ways into managerial positions, their continuing educations funded by their employers. Some banks also do this with promising young employees. Instead of making students believe that college is the only option, high school counselors should be putting alternatives out there.

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May 22, 2012
 
Irascible Infidel wrote:
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A politician not living up to his/her campaign promises!? I'm shocked I tell you, shocked!!! A Congressional hearing & impeachment proceedings are in order here.
Obama can not be impeached.

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