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Old 08-28-2019, 11:29 AM
 
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Everyone is ignoring the fact that the OECD's PIAAC (test of the following adult workplace skills: Literacy, Math, and Technological Problem-Solving) has tracked US Millennials as the least capable US generation, to date:

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"U.S. millennials performed horribly.

That might even be an understatement, given the extent of the American shortcomings. No matter how you sliced the data – by class, by race, by education – young Americans were laggards compared to their international peers. In every subject, U.S. millennials ranked at the bottom or very close to it, according to a new study by testing company ETS.

“We were taken aback,” said ETS researcher Anita Sands. “We tend to think millennials are really savvy in this area. But that’s not what we are seeing.”

...This exam [OECD's PIAAC], given in 23 countries, assessed the thinking abilities and workplace skills of adults. It focused on literacy, math and technological problem-solving. The goal was to figure out how prepared people are to work in a complex, modern society. And U.S. millennials performed horribly...

But surely America’s brightest were on top?

Nope.

U.S. millennials with master’s degrees and doctorates did better than their peers in only three countries, Ireland, Poland and Spain...The ETS study noted that a decade ago the skill level of American adults was judged mediocre. “Now it is below even that.” So Millennials are falling even further behind.

Top-scoring US millennials – the 90th percentile on the PIAAC test – were at the bottom internationally, ranking higher only than their peers in Spain. The bottom scorers (10th percentile) also lagged behind their peers."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.caf173a2db29

Let that sink in... The least prepared generation for work in a complex, modern society, to date.
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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"Stuck in the past" has a different meaning to many of us. The "past" is not necessarily an evil thing if it's based upon strong commitment to family and strong worth ethic which are two guiding principals that put this country on the map.


So it's not that we are "stuck in the past", we have a mindset of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."


Simply a difference in opinions at work
You think we don't have a good work ethic? Worked towards my current job, which is basically my field. Before then i was chucking wood and cement bags. Along with others my age. Learning to drive forklifts and unloading freight trucks.

IDK where you oive but we dont slack.
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:47 AM
 
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Just give the millenials a cell phone to look at an energy drink to sip and they're happy. Ignorant and happy.
Don't forget a joint or edible.
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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People complain about the negativity that millennials face but fail to see the scope of the damage they are doing to our nation. It is millennials that are challenging the core beliefs that our nation has held since it’s founding 243 years ago. For those of us older than 40 it is difficult to understand Americans who would challenge capitalism, freedom of speech (yes that is what PC is all about) Christianity, and the constitution in general. Their replacement would be socialism, hate speech laws and a secularist society where dissent is punishable. Baby boomers and Gen Xers are old enough to remember the Soviet Union and the Cold War and we recognize what the millennials values mean and where it can all lead. I remember when President Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire”. He was right. Now we have young Americans who want to bring that type of totalitarian government to us. Reagan is spinning in his grave, so is every other Cold War era president....including patriotic democrats like Kennedy and Truman. Back then the difference between the “D” and “R” was so much less and we all agreed that capitalism and freedom were our way and socialism was their way. The millennials brought alien values to our mainstream and they have divided the nation in a dangerous way. They have taken over one of our major political parties and have received legitimacy for their radical values because they control the Democratic Party. Socialism and totalitarian government is NOT what the Democratic Party traditionally stood for, it is so sad that they have successfully radicalized one of our 2 political parties. The legacy of the millennials may end up being that of bearing responsibility for igniting a civil war in this nation. By now even they must know that large parts of this nation will never live under anyone’s boot. I firmly believe they do not understand the ramifications of their actions.
Haha wow.

Paranoid much?
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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The Growing Danger of Misinformed Millennials - Lloyd Marcus





So many comments by Millennials seem to be based on poor education. I see this all the time with grand kid and grand kid's friends (almost 20 years old and highschool grads)



Simple things cannot be answered because of ignorance


Things lik,e what is Socialism? What is Capitalism? What is the Bill of Rights?


When I try to answer, "I don't know anything!"
The irony of a post about “misinformed millennials” that goes on to be misinformed about what a millennial is is the most city data post of all time.

Millennials are the group who range in age from about 38 -24. It certainly doesn’t include recent high school grads.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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Stuck in the past? Please explain. The Constitution is from the past should we just toss it away to please you so-called progressives who think the past is just awful in every way? I have news for you drug use has increased, crime has increased, refusal to honor all of laws (including our immigration laws), fewer good paying jobs, declining of morality, overcrowded conditions and more depletions of our natural and social resources are a change from the past. Are these good changes?
Bro, there’s a music genre that fascinates me that probably cane from your gen. Punk Rock.
That gives me insight onto how insane your generation was.

You folks pioneered drug use. Compared to you, we’re lightweights. Practically snowed year around for you guys with all the coke.

And don't get me started on how crime was in the 80s and early 90s with choppers circling around every night.

And more depletion of our natural resources? Which generation is trying to change that and which one keeps screaming things like “Chinese hoax”?

And your right, fewer high paying jobs. Which one of us you think wanted that? and who was controlling it when we were getting into the job market?

Morality? Again Ill point to previous generations and what their grandparents complained about.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Don't forget a joint or edible.
Actually I smelt more pot at a Rolling Stones concert that I worked, than I did a punk rock festival that I went to as a fan. Guess the demographics. The punk rock festival was about my age, maybe a little younger while the Stones were my parents are. Yep, boomers. So don't sell me this line that young people smoke dope...

FYI, there wasn't any sXe bands on the bill.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:41 PM
 
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The irony of a post about “misinformed millennials” that goes on to be misinformed about what a millennial is is the most city data post of all time.

Millennials are the group who range in age from about 38 -24. It certainly doesn’t include recent high school grads.
You are correct, but like I've mentioned earlier in this thread, many have been raised the same way, with the same outcome. So it isn't just Millennial's but them and any later generations.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:51 PM
 
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These young people claim to be struggling on many cases, not realizing that that is their own fault. They can’t save because they overspend. They can’t get decent jobs because they majored in useless subjects.

Now they will vote to take away our property and livelihoods that we’ve worked for.
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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Nothing like creating a victim and kicking them while they are down.

Who were their teachers and role models? What did their culture tell them about a college education?

Who raised tuition to outrageous levels? Who made the loans and collects the interest?

If Millenials are dumb or naive about anything, it is believing their elders.
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