Without such evidence the argument is unconvincing

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Unformatted text preview: t from this trend� � � � � � � � p ¨ < ¶ “ * � � Æ % “ + � � R � � � + � foretold regarding the employability 9o* Demographic trends that indicate an increase in the number of college­aged people over the next ten years lead the author to predict an improved job market for all people seeking college­level teaching positions in their academic disciplines. Moreover, the author argues that since Waymarsh University students with advanced degrees had an especially difficult time finding teaching jobs in the past, these trends portend better times ahead for Waymarsh graduates. This argument is problematic in three important respects. First, theauthor assumes that an increase in the number of college­aged people over the next decade will necessarily result in an increase in the number of people who attend college during this period. While this is a reasonable assumption, it is by no means a certainty. For example, a world war or economic depression in the next decade would certainly nullify this expectation. Second, even if we grant the preceding assum...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2009 for the course ECAS asdfasdf taught by Professor Asdfaf during the Spring '09 term at Academy of Art University.

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