300 empty desks were placed in the street outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters earlier today as part of a protest demanding extra funding for disadvantaged youth. The 300 desks are meant to represent the approximate number of students who drop out of LAUSD every month. [Photo by Richard Vogel/AP]
I have a college education, with degree, from a fully accredit (and very highly accredited) business school in accounting. Accounting is a broad, growing field. I have had internships, temp jobs, and currently have a full time job, and I can tell you this: it is fucking hard to progress in my career . I cannot imagine how hard it would be to do it without a high school degree.
Side note: fuck employers. Take that extra cash and invest it in your people. I'm sick of reading about how well corporations are doing, how much cash they have on hand, and how they spend it on bullshit acquisitions and stock buy-backs.