May 17, 2009

A Tough Market For College Grads

An excellent story in the Minneapolis-StarTribune today highlights the difficult job market facing college grads today:

"Just 19.7 percent of 2009 grads who applied for a job have one so far, down from 51 percent at the same point in 2007, according to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Those employers say they plan to hire 22 percent fewer graduates than last year. Another survey by the group shows the average starting salary dropped 2.2 percent from the same time last year."

Let's hope these students do graduate with high-interest credit card debt in addition to their student loans. For the current unemployment rate, the worst in 25 years, check out my previous post here.Above photo: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

May 12, 2009


You are invited to attend an AP Economics review event on Facebook, hosted by David Mayer, a friend of mine and a Teacher at Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas.

Here is the link:


If you have any questions, post it at this site and a highly qualified teacher will answer your question.

May 11, 2009

15,000 Views, Check it Out!

15,000 views, of video I took from these students performing Georgian music and dancing from my Study Tour to the beautiful Republic of Georgia with the Council for Economic Education. Read about it here, page three, and check out the video.