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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by hjl1991 View Post
    What kind of engineer?
    Driving the train. Don't you work for the railroad? Engineers make really good money.
    Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can sit in a boat, drinking beer all day while you fool around with his Woman.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Driving the train. Don't you work for the railroad? Engineers make really good money.
    And so they should, after having to work all the live long day!

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Driving the train. Don't you work for the railroad? Engineers make really good money.
    Oh, yeah that's the end goal if I stay with the railroad. It's the next logical step. They really don't make that great of money, though. It's only because of the 60 hours plus a week that their pay ends up looking decent.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

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    So, if we pick the schools and filter out the underachievers, like China does, we will be #1!
    Thank you, people don't get this.
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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by hjl1991 View Post
    You are right, and thus an employees wages are based on the allocation of limited resources, which at that point morals of an employer determine a lot.

    My wife is in accounting school currently. After that, I plan on going back to school, but obviously my situation has constraints. I have taken a business class as well as a business ethics class and an accounting class. I have 54 credits through Penn State, but after switching my major a bunch and going through a pot smoking phase, I dropped out (my GPA remains around a 3.3). But, just like anything else, I have to make a long series of good choices if I ever wish to get back into school and further, I have to make far better choices than I previously did if I ever get back into school.
    Quote Originally Posted by hjl1991 View Post
    Oh, yeah that's the end goal if I stay with the railroad. It's the next logical step. They really don't make that great of money, though. It's only because of the 60 hours plus a week that their pay ends up looking decent.
    It might be what part of the country you're in. Two of my buddies are railroad engineers and I know one of them makes north of $85,000 a year. He mainly does yard service too. He's got 15 years in though.

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    Re: Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Without family values and support to succeed - even the brightest will struggle.

    One student I am working with has parents who laugh at her ambitions whenever she's done well if I talk to her about going off to University. 95% of my pastoral support tutorials with her are about rebuilding her confidence. She'll pass this year but whether she stays on and passes the final year to go to University will be down to her parent's attitudes and support.
    That's a bad environment. I hope she does well and gets a scholarship to go to university and goes away from home. Her successes should be reinforced and her aspirations should be encouraged. They should not be torn down or ridiculed. Getting her outside of her current environment, IMO a fairly toxic one when it comes to promoting academic persistence and success, and allowing her to live in a more supportive environment would maximize her chances of success.

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