Posted by: stiltsville | October 20, 2011

But is the job market ready for them?

According to the Gainesville Sun,

Gov. Rick Scott has sent a detailed list of questions to state university officials, asking for information on issues related to whether graduates are prepared for the job market.

This must be some kind of cruel joke… There is no job market! And for those with a job, there is no paycheck. Half of all employed Americans made less than $26,364 last year. Meanwhile, the number of people making more than $1,000,000 is up 20% over 2009… So we are seeing the middle class evaporate.

The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state university system, should get together with the state university presidents and the student body presidents. They should work together to form a unified response to Gov. Scott. Here’s my rough draft:

Dear Gov. Scott,

Yes. Florida’s university graduates are ready for the job market. But is the job market ready for them?

Please let us worry about the homework, the classes, the testing. We’ll take care of finding and recruiting top-quality educators from all over the world. We’ll take care of determining compensation for the best and how to help all the rest make constant improvements. Quite honestly, the State of Florida University system does not need an educational back-seat-driver in Tallahassee.

We urge you to focus your attention on recruiting employers and “job creators” to Florida. We need as many as you can produce, as fast as you can produce ’em. This was your campaign promise, after all…

So we urge you to “Get To Work” and bring those employers to Florida. Our Florida college grads will exceed their expectations.

Sincerely,

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