Employers are always looking for skilled employees. What they are finding is a shortage of such employees. Currently, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are seeing a critical shortage of qualified laboratory personnel. The situation is anticipated to get worse because a lot of people will start retiring within the next 5 years. It will then get worse over the next 10 - 15 years when America's aging Baby Boomers start needing health care. This is going to affect patient care.
It's important that today's children be taught basic skills so that they can fill these positions. But, wait! What are the teachers of Arkansas doing. Grade inflation -- giving students grades that don't reflect their achievement. Story Here What is going on in the teaching profession? Are the teachers themselves so poorly educated that they have to inflate grades to make themselves look good? What's going to happen to these teachers? Is something going to be seriously done about them or will they just get a slap on the wrist? Parents, get off your tushes and get your children an education that will enable them to fill the next generation of laboratory professionals.
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