Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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The 60-year Curriculum

 ... is an attempt to keep college relevant, but it's frankly fantasy, unless someone forces employers to hire older workers.  Right now, employers want only employees of about age 30-40.  It doesn't matter how long people live if most employers refuse to hire them, especially in a job market that requires many people to switch jobs or even careers every few years.  The older folks are simply not permitted to work.  So having an education that enables them to work past 40 is irrelevant.  They're stuck scrabbling at short-term jobs for decades until they're permitted to retire.
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