Beth Schultz

Needed for Social Good: Bright Data Minds

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Broadway
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Broadway   11/28/2013 10:25:44 PM
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@rbaz, excellent point about the student loans. Even if a kid has the great intentions, he or she often has to look for the biggest salary out of school simply to make ends meet.

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Louis Watson   11/28/2013 1:57:52 AM
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Proabably just hype Brodway,  .... probably just hype.



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Louis Watson   11/28/2013 1:55:11 AM
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" The forgiveness of some educational loans is a great start in promoting social good careers."

@kq4ym    Excellent point, let's not kid ourselves into thinking everyone is altruistic or even aspires to be.

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Louis Watson   11/28/2013 1:51:25 AM
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In general, I do support data and analytics experts moving outside their scope of study to do social good as well as encouraging this type of activity in the undergrad setting.

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BethSchultz   11/25/2013 4:06:04 PM
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I happen to know about the loan forgiveness program because I've heard of it from a social worker who has benefited from the program. I would imagine if you're in that line of work you are aware of the ins and outs. Otherwise, I'm not so sure. But it's a tricky call in terms of when you might share that info. For example, I'm not too keen on the idea of telling somebody who's considering social work as a career that it's OK to take out educational loans because the feds will forgive them if you fulfill certain career obligations. For one, the government could cancel or change the program and for another, students as a whole are in way too much debt already and don't need any encouragement to take on more!

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kq4ym   11/25/2013 3:47:53 PM
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The forgiveness of some educational loans is a great start in promoting social good careers. But, I think it may be a little known program that would need some promotion in order to give incentives for many more to considers such careers.

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BethSchultz   11/25/2013 11:49:24 AM
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Michael, and let's not forget that the federal government will forgive some educational loans for those who work in social services for X number of years. So there are domestic precedents for this sort of incentive. I like the idea!

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rbaz   11/25/2013 10:21:01 AM
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Exactly, Phoenix peer influence in forming consensus of views and leanings is strong and supports brave and progressive calls to social justice. But unfortunately the supportive environment is lost when they leave and join the so call real world. Fraternities and associations must fill the void to maintain it.

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Phoenix   11/25/2013 8:53:16 AM
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Students in universities and other higher learning institutes are at the right point in their life to understand the importance of social service. So approaching them would be a good idea. Many revolutionary movements and innovative ideas were born in these higher education institutions.

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rbaz   11/25/2013 8:27:12 AM
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Broadway, it's not hype but it is a generalization. The call to social stewardship is born of values instilled by family and friends, fostered and encouraged in colleges and universities. Unfortunately the message is not preached evenly and convincingly enough across the board. To be fair, real life pressures from student loans and cost of living does impact directions.

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