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By Ronald M. Glassman

All over the place one travels on the earth, everyone is fascinated about the recent excessive know-how creation method. however the worldwide villagers also are puzzled concerning the new social carrier wishes that appear to accompany the high-tech economic climate; baby care wishes for operating undefined, elder care amenities for infirm senior voters, burgeoning healthiness care bills accompanying high-tech medication, nusery institution and school institution charges, and extra. there was an international reaction to those social carrier wishes, and this publication will current and learn that reaction. For, a brand new phenomenon could be rising and as contradictory because it might seem, one of those 'caring capitalism' may perhaps come up, around the globe. This publication explores a number of the makes an attempt around the world to create a procedure of "caring capitalism"—and why smooth international locations were harassed by means of "the new center classification" to take action.

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And this service, like all the services of high-tech society, will be expensive, difficult to maintain, and constantly in need of upgrading. In terms of graduate school, it is already the case that many career lines in high-tech society demand a master's degree or a doctorate. Not only law and medicine, but also career lines such as physical therapy, nutrition, advanced nursing, social work, psychology, engineering, architecture, and so many more careers, demand a graduate school degree. As professional and technical training standards are demanded for more modern careers, the graduate schools and universities will have to expand correspondingly.

So, the technological needs of the high-tech economy have put pressure on the schools to upgrade and shift the emphasis toward technical preparation. Notice, however, that the pressure is not toward a better education, per se. It is not toward a fuller and deeper understanding of history, philosophy, literature, government, music, art or ethics. Rather, the pressure is toward turning out a more technically skilled individual. Horkheimer, Marcuse, Arendt, and Adorno of the Frankfort School12 were worried about this trend, fearing that a `technical' education would replace the `classical' education which they believed was necessary for modern democratic citizenship.

They must succeed with learningdisabled individuals ± whom they used to ignore. They must succeed with lower-class individuals and immigrants ± whom they used to push out. They must succeed with working-class children looking for upward mobility ± whom they used to allow to sink or swim. Preschool programs extended In order to succeed with populations who lack math, language, and literary preparation, either from their family, their culture, or their class background, the schools must get the children as early as they can.

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