When I was young, I went to a trade school. The school offered many skills and there was much industry. I went into a pre engineering program. That concept is done. When I taught in the public schools, we sent to vo-tech schools our biggest problem students. Most never learned a skill while at Vo-Tech ut at least they were out of my hair. They would never take instruction, so no power tools, no torches for soldering or welding and no precision measuring tools which would go missing. We were worried about fights, drug use and the fear they might kill themselves or other students
 May 12, 2016 at 4:10pm
The problem is: School boards can’t make those decisions. Common core does not allow this type of work. Everyone thinks college is the only route to a good job. These jobs are dangerous and most young people think they deserve at least $50,000 per year. These jobs you must apprentice until you get the skills. I know of companies that will hire if you agree to apprentice and they have few takers, most start at 10-12 dollars hour
April 27, 2016 at 10:54am
I actually went to the site and read the posts. It brings up some were interesting thoughts. If you drop race out and only talk about one race, the question becomes what determines IQ. I hear it all the time, We must let foreigners into the country because they are smarter than we are. (So goes the L1, H1B, E1 and other visas) Only foreigners get PhD’s in this country because well, we are lazy, not capable of doing the rigorous work required
 April 26, 2016 at 7:42am
What I want to know … Will Coke and Disney refuse to do business in India if India passes a law to stop this much like they threatened if Georgia paaed a Religious freedom law. Is this not India religious freedom law?
 April 19, 2016 at 3:40pm
I am still waiting to see what is in the 21 pages of redacted files on 9-11. I am still waiting to see what the ASIAN trade bill actually said…
jes: I'm still waiting to see Obama's school records.
 February 24, 2016 at 5:07pm
You must add.. That we don’t hire no US citizen! We only hire H1B’s because they can quit and stay in the US. H1B’s don’t need to ask the question because they know the answer. That’s why ol Zucker fights hard to raise the H1B quota and all other ways to get labor into this country.
 February 8, 2016 at 4:46pm
Dear Columbia University Student;
I am sorry that you racked up 200,000 dollars in expenses. Where were you when high school economics was taught. Have you not learned price shopping? Do you go to the auto repair stations and not price shop? My education was in engineering and after three years your education is not as important as your performance.
When you buy food do you not compare? What did Columbia give you but a name on a resume. There are very good schools that would give you a superior education for a lower price. I do not think I should pay for you careless selections. I did shop and have a good education for a much lower price.
I hope that you did not get a Columbia degree for snob appeal.
That "Ivy League" education is doing her a lot of good. GIG 'EM!!!!
 February 8, 2016 at 4:30pm
Dear Columbia University Student
January 25, 2016 at 4:42pm
Tap water used to be safe. If the country starts to have financial problems can we expect this nation wide. In the early 2000′s as the Russian Ruble crashed this was a concern in Russia. When I visited St Petersburg I was told to drink bottled water because the citizens just did not know the water status. Russia was thought to go the other direction and not add sanitizing chemicals. It was a concern that they would run out of sanitizing chemicals.
Well water and a RO system is what we have. Then for drinking water, I use a ZeroWater pitcher for added protection.
[-1] January 5, 2016 at 5:07pm
I am also mad at the Republicans not figuring out a way to get guns out of the hands of street criminals. That would certainly mess up democrat talking points. More killings in Chicago alone than all the truely mass murders in the country. Hey Emanuel … never leave a good crises go to waste.
the way to get guns out of the hands of street criminals is for Comrade Obama's Administration to PROSECUTE gun crimes under Federal statutes,that have longer and harsher sentences. The NRA promoted this decades ago,it was called Project Exile,and it was very successful .But under Comrade Obama,such prosecutions have fallen to near zero. (because it's "his people" that are going to jail)
Trying to block legal channels is pointless,because that's not how criminals get their guns.
 November 4, 2015 at 10:39am
Simple solution, do what they do in Europe. Government mandated single room toilets. Boys Men use the walls, girls woman use the hoppers. Someone (any sex) watching to make sure floor is clean. Should this be mandated on Capital Hill, then it would be fun to see how it plays out.
 August 7, 2015 at 5:11pm
Who at the NYTIMES wrote this retraction. A double negative. I thought the times at least used the english language as it was designed. They even published books on correct grammar usage. Did the editor not read his own companies publications???
THe NYT is a Demoncrat Party pey-war organization this is sop for their operations against the American people. But it's NYC culture after all and they believe everything.
 July 9, 2015 at 11:10am
Whether I like Trump or not should not be the question. He has risked his personal wealth to put this issue into the forefront. Until Trump this issue would not have been brought up for public debate. The issues are real. I spoke to my US congressman and he tried to weave the issues. TPA was a major immigration bill. Our immigration policy is not broke, it was never enforced. Do any of these writers know how you become a legal immigrant. It is very difficult, time consuming, costly and stressful. Example: for one year after legal entry into this country and applying for a green card you may not leave…for any reason.. family death etc… Before entry you must have a complete background check, medical exam and interview all US government certified. Any mistakes and your visa most likely will be rejected. You must also certified that when you come to this country you have the money to support yourself. It is not easy!!!!
 July 1, 2015 at 2:11pm
Could we assume that these are illegal immigrants just mad at Donald Trump and the government for allowing Donald to say what is on his mind.
Actually, there are so many brainwashed progressive white America haters there that no, we really can't assume it was an illegal. There are just so many there that hate America enough to do this that really isn't fair to single any one group out as the most likely.
 December 2, 2014 at 3:35pm
Ask anyone who has lost their job to H1B’s. I know of hundreds. Ask anyone who is a US citizen, over 35 yo and applied to Microsoft, Google, Intel, TI. They have been rejected and H1B’s have been hired. They can not find work in their field!!!! But the again both parties and the US Chamber of Commerce really want these immigrants to hold wages down…..
 September 2, 2014 at 11:46am
My great grand father left Sweden not because of religion but because of a very hard life. He was not religious but tree bark soup, and illnesses. This new country offered opportunity that could not be found anywhere. I disagree on Thomas Jefferson, on founding fathers truly believed in a divine power.
 September 2, 2014 at 11:29am
And what country do you have more liberty and justice?
August 11, 2014 at 1:31pm
Editors the photo states “Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Fla”
but then in the story says he is a democrat. I know he is a democrat but do you????
 July 21, 2014 at 5:01pm
Wait Wait Wait… When A cakemaker was told just because he didn’t believe in Gay marriages he must supply a cake. There was also a case of a photographer. What makes a city different? Should it be required to do business just because it does not agree?????
June 2, 2014 at 11:56am
Forget everything else, This is the down payment on the 100 million dollars the DNC gets from that great MBA philanthropist if we push global warming legislation. I would like to know how he is betting his wealth. George Soros bet against the British pound and won so how is he wagering now?