In the US on the other hand, there was never an over emphasis on science or math education, arts and humanities had equal opportunities in the job market. This was till globalization took over and suddenly everyone is worried about STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) education and US kids not being educated enough. Steps are taken to get kids interested in math and science education at an early age.
While Asians here in the US are generally good in math, science and technologies, their inadequacies come through when they have to creatively present something. Their lack of education in the creative arts puts them at a competitive disadvantage. Put more bluntly their presentation and creative skills just doesn't cut it. Like everything there are always exceptions but I am talking about the majority.
The same me that had the tendency to go ballistic if DD comes home with bad grades in Math would just let the same bad grades in Reading/Writing slide. This was till I realized that the key to success lies not only in a good Math and Science education but also being educated in creative writing and expression. These skills are every bit as essential for success.
That said would I pay those exhorbitant fees for my kids to get themselves a nice liberal arts education sheared off any technical education? Probably not.
What do the two tech giants of our times have to say on the matter?
Bill Gates believes college students should be encouraged to enter “well-correlated to areas that actually produce jobs.”
Steve Jobs has this to say “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices.”
What do you all think? What type of education is important?
As for the recipes today, I would like to talk about corn bread again because it so versatile and lends itself to a lot of variations. I had some cottage cheese on hand and decided to add that in and they made the muffins moist and creamy.
Corn bread is a go to recipe for breakfast during weekends. Takes less than 15 minutes to put together, baking time not included. The recipe for Sweet or savory is here.
I added the cottage cheese into the batter after the wet and dry ingredients were mixed together.