coach wrote:TechJunkie wrote:It's hopeless unless Trump has a plan for convincing kids to learn about things like backpropagation and LSTM. If those jobs continue to go overseas then the US will definitely be screwed.
And where would kids learn that, exactly? Is it a required class in public schools?
Yeah see that's my point. Schools are not preparing students for the economy of tomorrow. The students on top in the economy of tomorrow will be the ones with non-standard education backgrounds who were exposed to new challenges and new skills and new ideas about what a "job" looks like in their future. And the ones who are self-motivated to follow some passion that involves marketable job skills. The students who just do what they're told and get straight As in the core classes are going to be screwed because public schools can't teach about backpropagation and LSTM. Partly because how are the teachers supposed to keep up with these things? And partly because of people like the education pundit who Shaun recommended that we learn about, who think that kids should ONLY be taught the traditional 'three Rs'.
Keeping up with constant change is itself a skill. Kids need to learn that. They need to understand that the days of having a manufacturing job for 30 years and then retiring on a pension are long gone. Bill Clinton got crucified for suggesting that people might have four or five different jobs over their lifetimes. It's true, deal with it. Everybody is an entrepeneur and the product that you sell is your own ability. The topics that you need to learn about to build your career today are things that might not have even been words a couple of years ago. Welcome to the postmodern Land Of Opportunity, where you get ahead by out-learning your competition.