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1216 days ago
In America, there are more students studying visual and performing arts than engineering.
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These charts are comparing app vs. oranges. US students to a combined international community.
It's not about brightness. It's about laziness. Engineering requires too much dedication.
The problem with these numbers is that an engineer can take a few classes or auditions and become an actor, but it doesn't work so quickly in reverse
I don't think it has anything to do with intelligence. The arts are equally challenging and foster creative thinking that applies to all fields.
I think American students are smart/bright. they need some guidance to select the right field.
Face it: most American students aren't smart enough to handle engineering courses.
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