TODAY: School content being cut to focus on critical learning

My granny used to say to me, “Go to school.  Study hard.  Get a good job.  Earn lots of money.”

I took her advice to heart.  I went to school.  I studied hard.  I crammed as much as an average student can cram into his head.

But you know what?

In the end, I never made any money from knowing organic chemistry, fluid mechanics or pharmaceutical manufacturing.

The Chemical Engineering degree that I worked my butt off was not applicable for my first job.  Or my second.  Or my third.  Or my current career.

So my twenty years of formal education accumulated into a shiny paper certificate that did little to earn me lots of money.  It did not prepare me for the reality of working life either:

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