Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
My first "real" job after grad school was as a teacher at a middle school/high school in Los Angeles, CA.  Many of these kids came from wealthy families, some with famous parents.  Many were brilliant. Yet still they worried about life after school, and not without reason.  Even if your parents' wealth keeps you safe for now, most disdain to ride through life on their parent's dime.

At a senior gathering I took the position that each of us is responsible to create our own job.  I was roundly shouted down, but I still think there was something there.  The problems your students face when entering the world today are daunting.  It is as important to foster courage and creativity as it is to develop competence.  Sadly, I do not see things getting easier in the coming decades.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 11:13:02 PM EST

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