Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang (INTERVIEW) Should 16-Year-Olds Vote? Why the Math Hat?

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang (INTERVIEW) Should 16-Year-Olds Vote? Why the Math Hat?



hey guys welcome to super junior TV I know some of you are probably wondering what is going on well today we have a very special guest Andrew yang who is running for president and I thought it would be really awesome to have him on our channel and talk to you guys a little bit about education because not only is he running for president but he also has a background in education he once was the CEO test prep company called Manhattan prep he also started a nonprofit called venture for America yes and venture for America they help with startups I assume entrepreneurship yeah so we recruited and trained what we still do happily the organization's going strong so we recruit and train aspiring entrepreneurs you want to learn how to build businesses and we pair them with existing businesses in 15 cities around the country Detroit New Orleans Birmingham Cleveland so they can learn how to build job job generating businesses awesome so basically bottom line he's interested I train entrepreneurs yeah exactly and helps people get opportunity which is kind of like what we're about to is trying to help people young people find more opportunity and make our country more awesome so there you go yes we thought it would be cool to have them on pulled it talked to him a little bit about education so let's talk just a quick disclaimer at this video is not an endorsement of Andrew yang but we thought he had some interesting ideas to share whether you're left right or center we want to encourage you to participate in your democracy to share your ideas and above all to vote because that's what makes our democracy awesome all right so first I'll say a lot of our viewers have been hearing a lot about how like Harvard is racist or there's all these rich parents trying to buy their kids way into colleges is the system rigged when it comes to higher education and what do you see as the role the government could play to try to make it more fair if it is well right now school admissions are more brutally competitive than they ever been let's say when I applied to Stanford back in the 90s the acceptance rate was maybe 16 17 percent and now it's between 4 & 5 percent so that just gives you a sense of the trends in education and where government can help is we can change the incentives because right now these schools have no incentive to grow they have no incentive to actually create more spots they actually get rewarded for rejecting lots of people if you reject 19 out of 20 people then you're like ooh our acceptance rate it's only 5% like that's actually good for the school it's good for their rankings and if you were to expand and accept more people that would be bad for your rankings so so that's an incentive problem and the government can actually play a huge role because all of these universities are dependent upon the government for grant funding tax-exempt status that equates to billions of dollars a year so if the government were to say look as in a society our incentive is not for you to reject lots of people our incentive is for you to try and expand and educate more people than that over time could reverse some of the pressures that so many young people are on because they feel like there's this like life-or-death struggle to get into certain schools okay so really offered out a little bit in terms of also like our education system I know you talked a lot about automation and how that's changing our society in what ways do you think the education system could look forward toward the future or adapt so that we can meet the demands of that future yeah and this is related to entrepreneurship but our education system right now is very poorly designed to teach adaptability in the face of failure pretty much we're just not allowed to fail in school it's like if you get a an F in a class and that's like you know like negative game-changer but I'll tell you in the business realm you fail all the time like very very effective salespeople as an example have a success rate of maybe 30 percent that means you're failing seven out of ten times and if you've got a 30% on a test you'd be like again like I got an F like that biggest nightmare for many people so our system unfortunately discourages failure to such a high level that our young people are geared to avoid activities that they're going to fail at and when it comes to entrepreneurship the reverse is true where you sort of expect to fail a certain proportion of the time and then you push through that failure and then you figure out what works okay so basically the answer is like more failure more failure yeah whatever that looks like so so one way and this is you know something that I went to Brown University and one of the things that Brown did was that they said if you fail a class then it doesn't count so I mean that that's actually one way to do it now that's very extreme most schools the egg parents are probably like have their minds blown but that's one way to encourage risk-taking another thing that Brown did was that Brown actually he said you could take a course pass/fail so you just take it for intellectual exploration cool so I was reading apostates and saw that you support the idea of 16 year olds voting yes can you talk about why you support that idea so the studies have shown that the earlier you vote the more likely you are to vote long term so if you were to get people to vote at 16 17 then you would just increase the voting rate over time it's also the truth right now our voting voting population skews old and so our policies tend to skew old and if you reflect on it for a second a 16 year old is gonna be here on the planet for a longer time no offense to anyone but they'd like a 7 year old and so if you have a bigger stake in what's happening then having you vote earlier would make you a perennial voter and also give you a stake in society faster now the argument against people voting early is that 16 year olds don't understand politics of an uninformed but the truth is that right now many Americans are voting with low information and so it's not like we give people a test before they vote so so 16 year olds voting would I have another positive effect of turning high schools into massive hotbeds of political discussion activity because you literally have juniors and seniors in high school being like who you gonna vote for what are we gonna do you could have debates you could say like the the are you know the different points of view and that would be transformative for high schools around the country so the benefits would far outweigh any drawbacks how am I convinced you what do we think 16 you're old you want to vote yeah because I know a lot of you are young people in several states you can actually vote in primaries as a 17 year old so if you were interested in voting younger there are some states that allow 17 year olds to vote if you are 18 and if you're not sure about it what you should do is you should move to New Hampshire or Iowa and then vote for Andrew yang in 2020 okay general question more generally what do you see are the biggest challenges like you know as you're running for president you're looking at education as a whole issue what do you see as the most important issues or the biggest challenges that we're facing as a nation when it comes to education well the problem right now is that educational institutions don't have incentives to prepare people for the economy and there's a but the underemployment rate for recent college graduates right now is 44 percent that is 44 percent of recent college graduates are doing a job that does not require a college degree now it's a very daunting stat it's one reason why young people are very anxious about the future but unfortunately colleges like if they continue to do the same thing year after year nothing really bad happens to them and so the big challenge for us is to try and have colleges shift gears towards things and this is not to say because if you look at the genesis of college the purpose of college originally was not to train you for the workforce it was actually to train you how to think and values and was like training clergy and and you know that so the emphasis on employability right now is actually a relatively new thing but it is the case that many people now go to college expecting to you know have their job prospects improved so we have to try and tailor college and have it actually be more effective in terms of teaching things that might advantage one in the workforce and the other thing that we need to do is we need to create more diverse paths for kids who aren't going to go to college that's probably not most of you if you're watching this you're probably well anyway to college and then quick follow-up questions so for that 44% of people who are graduating how do students who are in college right now make sure that they don't end up in that 44% and with all of this automation and all these things going on how do they ensure that they don't become the major that their job disappears or or how do they deal with that kind of uncertain future well the first thing good news your job in your major aren't necessarily the same thing there are so many people I know who are doing jobs that have absolutely nothing to do with their with a society in college so as long as you're adaptable and positive to work with and a hard worker like you can find an opportunity in a different field then you studied and go very very far the single best piece of advice I'd have is to try and find an organization or a mentor or an employment opportunity that helps you advance professionally that you're excited about cool and my last question the math hat do we have a math we must have a math where's the math hat we need a demonstration because if you guys haven't seen it andrew has a math hat and it gives me magic math powers apparently I put it on and all the sudden my okay we're going to find one of them because I know you guys like probably love math I love math right we have a lot of math on her Channel this is one of your campaign hats as you can see it since you think 2020 and on the front it says math how did you get math as your campaign hat well so it stands for a make America think harder which is what we have to do but it also arose from an applause line on the campaign trail which is the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math and so that that's gotten me massive rounds of applause are around the country and so this math hat is now a symbol of the campaign make America think harder and if you wear a math have what's fun is anyone who's in the know will look at you and say yeah gang or something like that then you can share a knowing thumbs up thank you so much for your time you really appreciate you coming on our channel and I just want to encourage everyone out there the debates yeah and just get out and vote no you know wait if you can vote if your voting age though and I think a lot of in our jails I mean we have students but we also parents we have teachers we have tutors with lots of people out there watching so I'll be in the DNC debates so you're gonna see some math on the debate stage so watch the DNC debates they're on June 26 and 27 there's two nights so watch the debates and join in and join your democracy we're so excited that Andrew could join us I'm super tutor TV at super tutor TV Twitter Facebook Instagram I'm Andrew yang on Twitter and ranked 20/20 on Instagram and Facebook there you go so get in touch with us thanks for watching you guys thank you you

44 thoughts on “Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang (INTERVIEW) Should 16-Year-Olds Vote? Why the Math Hat?

  1. 16 year old should not vote, that's rediculous! Not even 18 years old are interested in politics at large scale

  2. The debate was a joke, Andrew came to speak and the rest came to a high school pep rally, VOTE FOR MATH Andrew Yang is the only choice

  3. I’m just trying to study for the SAT, but then I see comrade yang. Most impressive cross over in history.

  4. compulsory voting also gets everyone voting. is that type of socialism too real for the USA?
    16yos ARE children. Honestly, you aren't an adult until you move out and have your first fight with the electricity company…. He also knows that young people skew left because we all start out as mini socialists. Next the Dems will want to ban anyone over 60 voting, cos older ppl skew conservative.

  5. Cool, yep, note left, not right, forward. Can't help thinking if Betsy DeVos was sitting in that chair, what would her answers be? lol

  6. I’m 16 and I’m very educated on politics. My vote would be more accurate of my views than most adults that I know.

  7. But his UBI program statistically and demographically excludes black people, which qualifies as systemic racism. This is just white supremacy with a different face. No thank you

  8. Yang is going to get my first vote ever. He's the first Presidential candidate that's actually given me hope in something.

  9. 16 year olds should not be allowed to vote, I disagree there. Aside from that yang has my vote if he makes it.

  10. If the voting age is lowered to 16, then 16 year olds should be able to own property, consent to medical treatment and sign contracts. That's only logical.

    Also, institute mandatory substance education and lower the drinking/smoking age to 18, like with most other Western countries.

  11. New Rule: Love your country, Love your neighbors, Love your families and love yourself do the right thing by Voting for Yang into the White House in 2020.

  12. The sad thing is… if people had common sense and a little bit more education on average, Yang should be the frontrunner by a mile…

  13. We are going to come out in droves to vote Yang 2020!

    Related to this video cumulative GPA being used instead of current is also bad. I had bad circumstances and got an F 6 years before applying to a scholarship. My current GPA was a 4.0 because for a full year I got nothing but A's. Couldn't apply to the scholarship and was denied on the waiver for nullify the bad grade.

  14. He so spot n about the failure aspect. Most people will not take the chance of failure to make more money or chase a dream especially when you’re tied down financially.

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