Could this be true?

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  1. schoolteacher

    schoolteacher Habitué

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    A story on Yahoo today states that the unemployment rate for recent graduates in education is 5%. The article is encouraging college students to major in education, ranking it as 2nd in "a field that employers are looking to hire from".

    http://education.yahoo.net/articles/degrees_to_avoid_2.htm?kid=1O1RE

    Where are they getting this statistic?
     
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  3. waterfall

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    I wonder if that's because most new grads are at least able to sub or get a para position, which would count them as having a job within the education field even if they aren't full time teachers. 5% who are completely unemployed sounds about right to me.
     
  4. comaba

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    Those articles make me mad! They're so misleading.
     
  5. yellowdaisies

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    Exactly. It's so misleading.
     
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    What's probably sad is that in my current position, I find it kind of encouraging. I have a 95% chance of at least finding some sort of job in an actual school. I was thinking I might need to dust off my old Starbucks apron when I move back to the States. :/
     
  7. donziejo

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    Over 1000 teaching positions were not filled in my state. It is regional. Teaching jobs in Utah seemed plentiful too. I wonder what it's like in Oklahoma, Nebraska,Montana, South Dakota, Nortth Dakota etc.
     
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    My son graduated college a year ago. They came out and said they have 95% placement rate. Well if that counts as working at Wal-Mart and Kohls then yes they have 95% placement rate.

    I think education suffers from subs, long term subs, and paras.
     

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