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Charlotte School of Law Official Caught on Tape Admitting Bar Passage Scheme

Forgive me if this is old news to some of you, but I didn't caj11101/28/17
it is a bit old, but it is getting very little national play jdcumlaude01/29/17
I'm gen-x, and I fully believe that college needs to be cost dingbat01/30/17
oh, and I try to burst their bubble on earnings expectations dingbat01/30/17
caj111 (Jan 28, 2017 - 11:14 pm)

Forgive me if this is old news to some of you, but I didn't see it posted on here before. For the rest of us, it should come as no surprise -


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jdcumlaude (Jan 29, 2017 - 12:09 pm)

it is a bit old, but it is getting very little national play. Which is surprising considering it makes the previous admins education policy look weak and without oversight.

I would love for something to bring this to the national level in a real way.

I see it as an advertising problem. Boomers (and gen-x at this point) do not want to believe that the college education that they pushed their kids into has become an charade. College data is a Pandora's box. Politician, parents and academics are all terrified to see it opened.

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dingbat (Jan 30, 2017 - 10:01 am)

I'm gen-x, and I fully believe that college needs to be cost-tested.
Whenever I talk to someone who's about to go to college, or has kids who are about to go to college, I bring up costs and expectations.

If the kid knows what she/he wants to do and it pays well, by all means go to the college that sets them up accordingly (e.g. investment banking it's ok to pay for an ivy league education)

If what the kid wants to do won't pay well (e.g. teacher) the kid should go to the best school that gives him/her a free ride

If the kid has no idea what she/he wants to do, maybe they should wait a year or two before going to college. or at least get an associate degree at community college first, and then transfer to a real school offering a real degree later.

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dingbat (Jan 30, 2017 - 10:02 am)

oh, and I try to burst their bubble on earnings expectations. Law school doesn't pay well. most doctors don't make stupid money. most bankers don't last long.

and if their field of study requires an advanced degree, I advise that it's better to go to a less rigorous college where they're more likely to get better grades due to lack of competition (and which happen to have lower costs), so they're a stronger applicant for the next degree.

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