Addressing Skills Missing from American Education

November 19, 2014

The MET2 Program addresses various professional and entrepreneurial skills, in addition to technical skills, as vauable preparation to meet today's workforce demands, skills that are all too often missing from the educational system.


In his November 6th article, on The Good Men Project, Matthew Rozsa points out 5 Things Our Education System Needs To Start Teaching...For The Sake of America. (Follow the link to read more.)


  1. Teach Time Management Skills — "This may seem like an odd place to start, but studies consistently show that the ability to efficiently schedule and productively utilize one’s time on a day-to-day basis is absolutely essential to professional success (which, in turn, is crucial to good citizenship, regardless of one’s specific profession)."

  2. Teach A Foreign Langugae...When They're Still Young

  3. Help Children Develop Advantage Awareness — "For Americans to meaningfully address problems such as income inequality, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, anti-LGBTQIA prejudice, or the stigmas and struggles caused by serious disabilities, it is essential that they taught at an early age to fight against their socially imposed disadvantages and view their advantages as an opportunity for them to help others in the same way that they want to be helped themselves."

  4. Logical Argumentative Stucture/Critical Thinking Skills/Skepticism — "American children should be taught the fundamental intellectual approaches used by scientists, including skepticism toward assertions that have not been proved, insisting that all hypotheses be testable (and then repeatedly testing them), and seeking out all information that could disprove a given claim."

  5. Addign Readings That Help Americans Understand Their Own History From An Intellectual Distance


To it's credit MET2 addresses 3 out of these 5!






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