New skills and knowledge can spark a lifetime of change. Every day, EDC’s programs in education, health, and economic development deliver life-changing opportunities to those who need them most. A bias against educated people? I? I have a BS in Chemistry (not one of the fuzzy subjects that have no real answers). I possess a 4 year trade school diploma, and when I passed my journeyman electrician’s exam 14 years ago (an exam over half of the people fail the first time they try) it was with the highest score ever recorded in the state, and one that stands to this day.

At the same time may people have argued that higher education is too focused on jobs and has neglected the need for teaching broader aspects of education. Many have pushed for broadening medical courses into areas that teach doctors to relate better with their patients and to have business skills.

Another big problem is out of field teaching, where teachers are asked to teach subjects outside their area of expertise. The problem here is not the teachers. It’s the fact that there’s a shortage of teachers in some subjects, such as math and the sciences.

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