NPR’s All Things Considered posted an article 4/25/18 titled “High Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty While High School Grads Line Up For University”. Students should be encouraged to consider these occupations if they are naturally imbued with mechanical aptitude.
However, the sorts of leftwing elites that gravitate towards NPR need also be asked a question or two regarding their own promotion of this alternative career path.
Should students pursue a trade school rather than the academic route, will the biases of technocrats result in a sort of caste system where those not credentialed in the liberal arts or higher science backgrounds NPR types prefer as their equals be excluded from weighing in on cultural concerns?
Punitive sanction might be imposed upon any daring to raise a voice beyond the narrow concerns of their servile guild craft.
In the olden days, this used to be looked down upon as articulating opinions above or harboring aspirations beyond one’s station.
Already teachers look down upon parents that raise concerns seen as infringing upon a profession that the parents have themselves not been schooled in.
It must also be noted that many of these trade jobs are highly paid because they are quite frankly labor intensive and often downright dangerous.
So what will be done with those pushing into their late 40’s and early 50’s whose bodies are worn out by that point but who do not have the academic qualifications to move on into work considered more white collar in nature?
Sure the pay is good when one is able to bust one’s back.
But soon as the back is busted, some of these employers are ready to toss aside workers that barely missed a day the previous twenty years if the employee is unable to return to the job full steam ahead a month after surgery to repair injuries aggravated by these glories of proletarian labor advocated by this vanguard that hasn’t lifted a finger at all.
By Frederick Meekins