Education In Charles Murray's Blue Collar Brilliance

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Some of the considerations about education have changed when we compare those considerations by looking closely at the qualifications of the blue-collar workers and students. Two writers looked at different generations, and one of them focused on the experiences of the blue-collar workers; however, the other writer looked at considerations from another perspective by paying attention to statistics. While in “Blue-Collar Brilliance,” Mike Rose claims that college is not necessary in “Are Too Many People Going to College,” Charles Murray believes college is somehow necessary; however, both Rose and Murray agree on how we value knowledge and how we measure intelligence. First of all, although Rose believes that college is not necessary, Murray claims that…show more content…
Her job requires a considerable amount of physical and mental work. She has to remember many information such as the order belongs to whom and how long it takes a dish to be ready (Rose 274). In his mother’s job, she learned how to be smart at doing her job, how to make a sequence plan of things she has to do, and how to solve problems (Rose 274). His mother said that she learns new thing every day in her job (Rose 275). After he finished his mother’s story, he starts talking about his mother brother Joe Meraglio. Joe quit school when he was in the ninth grade. He works at General Motors as a supervisor of the paint-and-body department. His job was like a school for him where he learned things that school did not provide such as being able to use his body in a proper way to do tasks faster and save energy (Rose 277). Although he had lacked of knowledge, he was successfully able to initiate the redesign of the nozzle on a spray paint sprayer and lower the energy costs on the banking ovens without reducing the paint’s quality (Rose 277). Also, his work helped him to learn about budget and management. We can conclude from Rose’s stories that college is not necessary to be
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