Thursday, April 30, 2015

Are Millennials damaging the U.S. economy?

I do agree with Mark Twain's saying "There are lies, damned lies and statistics." Sometimes when we compare the United States to countries with a much smaller population, that in itself can skew the numbers and from what I have read, my home state of Massachusetts  would finish in the top 5 worldwide in data like the ones mentioned in this article.  Yet this is disconcerting.  We talk about teaching our students 21st century skills but do those skills translate into being productive in a workplace environment? 

The aspect I found ironic about this post, is that on May 12, 2012, this same media source (The Fiscal Times) posted an article titled: "How Millennials Are Saving the Economy." Discuss amongst yourselves.