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#1 Ludikrus

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 11:47 PM

The College Conspiracy Full Documentary
 
College Conspiracy is the most comprehensive documentary ever produced about higher education in the U.S. The film exposes the facts and truth about America's college education system.
 
 

 


Lets see, invest $100K into a piece of paper called a "Degree" and you cannot get a "JOB" paying a living wage with that "Degree"?

Sounds illogical to me! Its a SCAM!

 

 

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#2 Ghost in the Machine

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:02 PM

Did a little more research on this and found some interesting tests the system used to give a century ago.

 

8th Grade Examination from late 1800's - Remember when our grandparents, great-grandparents, and such stated that they only had an 8th grade education? Well, check this out. - - -
 
This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, KS, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.  Students were given 5 hours to complete the test....
 
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http://thinklab.type...rade_exami.html


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#3 Ludikrus

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:17 PM

Did a little more research on this and found some interesting tests the system used to give a century ago.

 

8th Grade Examination from late 1800's - Remember when our grandparents, great-grandparents, and such stated that they only had an 8th grade education? Well, check this out. - - -
 
This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, KS, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.  Students were given 5 hours to complete the test....

 

http://thinklab.type...rade_exami.html

 

Nice!  ^_^

 

Yes, indeed!  A diminishment of value.  The question shouldn't be 'How children are taught?' but, 'What childrn are taught?'

 

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#4 Ghost in the Machine

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:22 PM

Geography, anyone?

 


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#5 Ludikrus

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:24 PM

Geography?  Funny!!! :funny-chicken-smiley-emoticon:

 

How about science?

 

 

Hilarious!

 

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 01:45 PM

Bachelor's degree
 
A bachelor's degree (also baccalaureate, from Modern Latin baccalaureatus) is usually earned for an undergraduate course of
study that nominally requires three to five years of study (depending on institution and field of study). In some cases, it may also be the name of a second graduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Bachelor of Civil Law, the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Philosophy, or the Bachelor of Sacred Theology, degree which in some countries are only offered after a first graduate/bachelor's degree.
 
 
Master's degree
 
A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.[1] Within the area studied, graduates are posited to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation or professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently. The degree is awarded upon graduation from a university.
 
 
Doctorate
 
A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that, in most countries, qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the specific field of his or her degree, or to work in a specific profession. In some countries, the highest degree in a given field is called a terminal degree. The term doctorate comes from the Latin docere, meaning "to teach."
 
 
A college = 2 years most often.
At one time you had to learn Latin and recieved a skin or paper...
 
Community college
 
Associate degree
 
An associate degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, bachelor's degree-granting colleges, and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years. In the United States, and some areas of Canada, an associate degree is often equivalent to the first two years of a four-year college or university degree.
 
 
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#7 Jesse Jimmie

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:33 AM

Shimer College is the strangest college you've probably never heard of. Located on one floor of a tech university campus on the south side Chicago, its student body hovers around 80 students. It's a small, intense, and unconventional learning environment. It was also recently ranked the worst college in America.

http://www.vice.com/...-in-america-511

Shimer College was founded in 1853 in Mount Carroll, an Illinois Prairie town. They’ve been battling various catastrophes for decades. The local train service was shut down in the 1970s, making their first campus untenably isolated and also – according to the New York Times – ‘a haven for drug users’. That nearly finished them off. But they scraped enough money together to move to Waukegan, Illinois in 1979, and now to Bronzeville. They offer only one core program, and just one teaching method. This is a ‘great books’ college. The great books of the western tradition, not the professors, are the teachers: Da Vinci’s Notebooks and Aristotle’s Poetics and Homer’s Odyssey and de Beauvoir’s Ethics of Ambiguity and Kafka and Derrida and Nietzsche and Freud and Marx and Machiavelli and Shakespeare and the Bible.

Textbooks about the great books are forbidden. That would be too easy. It is primary sources only here. Students can concentrate on humanities, or natural sciences, they can take electives in feminist theories, or Auden, or Zen masters, but it’s all great books and nothing else. There are no lectures. Each class takes the form of Socratic dialogue between the students, guided by a professor if necessary.

http://www.theguardi...-school-america
 

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:55 PM

Official: ASU air traffic control students struggling to land jobs amidst shortage

PHOENIX — As the nation deals with an air traffic controller shortage, some qualified candidates are not getting hired to fill those positions.

Officials said Arizona State University’s air traffic management program has seen its enrollment numbers drop 50 percent. That is due to new hiring procedures put in place last year by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Until recently, students who attended an FAA-approved college training initiative program like the one at ASU were shown preference in the controller hiring process. Now, those students are in the same applicant pool as anyone from the general public who applies for a controller job.

http://ktar.com/stor...midst-shortage/
 


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:08 PM

This trend of educating people for certain tasks is just a way to create teaching jobs in small technical industries.  They look appealing, but there is only a finite number of jobs.  Mostly for teachers.  This technique of 'creating jobs' was done a few years back with the pharmacist industry.  Created much income for the new school programs to teach, but, again, where are the jobs for more pharmacists? Another industry trend creating 'jobs' are the 'computer programmers'.  Learn Code!  Looks like that could end up in more low paying 'data entry' type jobs.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:45 PM

Ironic the report is from Phoenix...university.  Did you know that if you receive a degree from 'online' universities you are not eligible to teach in them?


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