Against the Grain

Better Education, Better Jobs?

We often hear how poorly educated American students are, ill prepared for 21st century tech jobs, which go to other workers in other countries. But what if more education will not lead to more highly paid skilled jobs? Educational psychologist Gerald Coles discusses how American companies are getting the workers they need, since most of the economy is based on low-paid jobs.


Gerald Coles, Miseducating for the Global Economy: How Corporate Power Damages Education and Subverts Students’ Futures Monthly Review Press, 2018

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