Turns out businesses need boys in the skilled workforce after all.
Society still wants to keep them out of college, so the most needed jobs in engineering, math, and science will remain vastly unfilled.
But in a small nod to the issue, we are seeing some programs oriented towards young men (they don't say that, because, well you know....) for tech jobs. Schoolcraft College got a LERN award this month for a program for Digital Sculpting in the auto industry. Joliet Junior College has a new program in a different occupational area that is geared for and attracting young men.
And Udacity, the big MOOC failure, is now turning to training people for computer science work, an occupation that usually attracts far more males than females.
We're still avoiding the solution of course - - gender equity in education.
And against all odds, our NineShift prediction on the election did not parallel 1916, when there was also a very close election, but with different outcomes.
Thanks to David for asking for a revised prediction.
At this point we are moving back from evitable to inevitable, where NineShift started.
In talking with our son in Portland, Oregon, today, I was reminded by one of the last things Peter Day of the BBC wrote before retiring a few months ago. He said cities right now have more in common with other cities than they do with the rest of their respective countries. So Portland, Oregon and the other 21st Century cities in the U.S. may well continue on, affected (e.g. healthcare) but maybe not deterred (knowledge workers, climate change efforts, trains and light rail) by the policies of the new administration.
So funny. Couldn't believe it. Michael Moore, appearing on the American TV channel MSNBC, wearing a BBC News cap. Amazing they let him do it, or more likely had to allow him to do it to get him to do the interview.