Comments on: Greedy law schools taught jobless grads too well http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/03/16/greedy-law-schools-taught-jobless-grads-too-well/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/03/16/greedy-law-schools-taught-jobless-grads-too-well/comment-page-1/#comment-9012 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:16:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=10143#comment-9012 Audit of almost any college’s records would unearth willful negligence, if not outright fraud, in employment statistics reported. Even beyond counting part-timers and occasionals and graduates working at minimum wage, many schools’ statistics are based on “those students/graduates who reported.” So the stats are based only on those who wanted to tell the school what and how well they are doing. It’s well known to social statisticians that those who are back living with their parents or are starving in a flat with 6 roommates are not eager to tell others – including the school – how badly life is going. It’s embarassing and even potentially deleterious to future networking. So the stats are based on self-selected self-reporting, which has no validity and which is silently permitted and even encouraged by administration in order to ‘up the numbers’. I ought to know, as I worked in association with the admissions/alumni office at a state university.

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By: Eric93 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/03/16/greedy-law-schools-taught-jobless-grads-too-well/comment-page-1/#comment-9001 Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:40:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=10143#comment-9001 This sounds fitting to me. The schools, both ‘for profit’ and ‘non profit’ alike should be investigated for hokesterism. They are all ‘Diploma Mills’ IMHO. During my long career I and my colleagues used to go to campuses during the spring hiring season and interviewed upcoming graduates. We were shocked to see that only about 10% were suitable for ‘real’ interviews at our offices. The rest were clueless dolts who we labeled as ‘ninety percenters’. Most couldn’t even explain why they were there for the interview let alone anything about their subjects of study. It was pathetic. Most should not have taken the particular major (electrical engineering or software design in our case). I believe this a flaw of our high schools. They should have courses in ‘Life Science’ where they learn about different careers, take tests to see what they are suitable for (like Myers-Briggs and 16PF), how to hunt for jobs, and how finances work. Many, if not most, of these graduates should not have gone to university but would have been better off taking Community College courses in useful subjects like auto repair, air conditioner repair, hairdressing, medical technician, etc. They wasted their time and money (and are often in debt) to get a degree for which there are either no jobs or for which they are not suited by temperament. The whole pitch for everyone to get a college degree is a hoax mythology. The country ends up with lots of people with degrees who can’t do anything useful and are in debt. And many have taken total ‘butt wipe’ degrees for things like ‘tree hugging and social consciousness’ etc. And we constantly read of ones who took such an undergraduate degree, couldn’t get a job, so then went on running up more debts getting a similar graduate degree. I think it’s all a sickening fraud.

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