Nursing is an interesting field in that you can both have a great job that will make you a fine living wage, and also have a job where you will help people each and every day. A nurse gets to both do good for others and to do well for themselves and their family just by being doing well at their job!
To get the best possible nursing position, an individual needs to take the time to get a good education first. Contrary to commonly held misconceptions, nurses are vital, active parts of any medical staff, and in fact it is nurses who perform most the vital duties for patients. On a given day, it is the nursing staff of a hospital or clinic who will attend to most of the needs of [...]
As anyone who’s ever done it can tell you, being a teacher is not an easy job. But most don’t know the half of it! For most teachers, the school day doesn’t end at 3pm – mentoring, after-school help and staff meetings can easily extend the day an extra 90 minutes or more, not including another 95 minutes spent at home grading, planning and doing other job related tasks. For extracurricular advisors and sports coaches, the average work day can be as long as 11 hours and 20 minutes! In fact, many teachers work 53 hours a week or more, and certainly not for the great pay or benefits – 91 percent of teachers cited a desire to work with children as their primary [...]
There is a widespread belief that the American government can’t do anything right and should pretty much stay out of key societal matters. The fact of the matter, however, is that the government has gotten it right on a number of occasions. It was the federal government, for example, that built the interstate highway system. Without interstate highways, inner cities would be more crowded. Higher freight charges would lead to higher prices on products and vacation travel would be restricted. The government got it right when it built the 65,000 miles of highway in the 50 states.
The government has also gotten it right in terms of promoting and protecting public health. In 1906, [...]
America’s school system is lagging behind those of other countries—it’s ranked 17th in high school graduation rates. Students in Latvia, Chile and Brazil are making gains in academics three times faster than American students. How can we explain that 93 percent of Finns graduate from academic or vocational high schools, compared to 70.5 percent of Americans when Finland spends 30 percent less per student than the United States?
Granting teaching tenure may be part of the problem. Of the 7.2 million public school teachers in the United States, 2.3 million are tenured. Rewarded teachers who have provided years of service is noble in theory, but has it worked out in practice? [...]