August 24, 2012
The National Education Association, the largest labor union in the United States, is facing its biggest loss of members in its 155-year history—100,000 full-time members. And that’s just for starters. The NEA expects to lose 308,000 members by 2014. Meanwhile, more grad students are finding that janitorial and waitress work are the only available jobs for them. Social scientists are unwittingly drawing socionomic parallels: “The economic situation (of young adults) is completely parallel and analogous to the (Depression-era) GI generation — raised in relative affluence, and then just as they are to start in that affluent world, it all comes crashing down.” Click here to read the February 2011 socionomic study that begins, “A massive shift in society’s attitudes toward education is beginning …educational institutions will soon encounter spectacular challenges.”
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