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The report asserts that U.S. and Wisconsin schools and workers are being used as scapegoats for the nation's and the state's social and economic problems. The propositions that U.S. students are not globally competitive and U.S. schools failures are "complete hoaxes." The report further asserts that a third big hoax being perpetrated on schools and workers is that undefined new and emerging high-tech, high-skill, high-pay jobs of the future are dramatically increasing in numbers. The paper suggests that most jobs do not require higher-level education or math and science skills and that technology and computers are making jobs simpler, rather than more difficult. Wisconsin's Bureau of Workplace Information tabulates and analyzes work force data. The Wisconsin Projections for 1994-2005 are more objective than the U.S. Department of Labor's job projections. This position paper includes six graphs containing U.S. Department of Labor and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development employment projections for selected occupations through 2006 and a comparison of the two sets of projections. (MN)

Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Labor Needs, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education

Autor: Redovich, Dennis W.


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