This does not bode well. Since 1979, “taking inflation into account college costs for both private and public institutions have more than doubled, while median hourly wages for young people have fallen by 18%.”
Read the whole thing.
This documentary hits theaters this month:
The troubling decline in SBC baptisms has entered its 7th year, per the 2013 Annual Church Profile. Kate Tracy with Christianity Today writes:
According to a recent report by a special task force of pastors, the baptism drought in America’s largest evangelical denomination—which counts 15.7 million members and 5.8 million Sunday worshipers—is worst among millennials.
In last year’s Annual Church Profile, 60 percent of the more than 46,000 churches in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reported no youth baptisms (ages 12 to 17) in 2012, and 80 percent reported only one or zero baptisms among young adults (ages 18 to 29). One in four Southern Baptist churches reported zero baptisms overall in 2012, while the “only consistently growing” baptism group was children under five years old.
The task force report acknowledges five weaknesses:
Bentley University’s PreparedU Project:
Why? There’s a disconnect between business decision-makers and corporate recruiters in what it means to be prepared.
Read the whole thing.
Avi Snyder, commenting on the huge salary of Ohio State University’s former President Gordon Gee:
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s recently released salary survey, Gee isn’t an outlier. While perpetually-increasing tuition squeezes family income and puts a college education out of reach for many, the median compensation for public (i.e. heavily taxpayer-funded) college presidents is $478,896–higher than the base salary of the President of the United States.
Obscene is too kind a word.
A great discussion between David Plant, director of youth ministry at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City; Cameron Cole, director of youth ministries at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama; and Liz Edrington, who is pursuing her master’s degree in counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
HT: Collin Hansen, who has more info.
At least academically, it’s an incontrovertible fact that Asian-Americans outperform their white peers (and every other ethnic group). But why such dominance? That’s what sociologists Amy Hsina and Yu Xie set out to uncover, scouring data from two long-term surveys covering more than 5000 U.S. Asian and white students. The answer? It’s a shocker: They work harder.
There is, however, an interesting element: ”Students from all Asian ethnic groups put greater importance on effort than on natural ability.” Continue Reading…