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(The Daily Beast)   The Wall Street Journal goes full Onion as it publishes an open letter from a high school senior to all the colleges who rejected her application   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 10
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2013-04-03 09:52:49 AM  
3 votes:
rack.1.mshcdn.com
2013-04-03 10:06:44 AM  
2 votes:
www.patriciaebauer.com
You never go full Onion!
2013-04-03 09:53:40 AM  
2 votes:
Avoiding $100,000 Of Debt? Sounds Like Hard Work Paid Off!


/Why Is My Phone CapitAlizing Every First Letter?
2013-04-03 02:31:22 PM  
1 votes:

keepitcherry: I always love these threads where the fark super intellectuals get to tell us how they sacrificed their childhoods/teen years worrying about colleges and grad schools and 4.0 GPA's blah blah blah. We've got 70 years on this earth if we're lucky I'm focused on my pursuit of happiness - fark your ivy league prestige and your engineering firm.


Enjoy working minimum wage and never retiring so you can pursue your happiness in shiatty living conditions with shiatty toys. I will cry myself to sleep tonight on my 2400 threadcount pillowcase while I contemplate about how much my life sucks.
2013-04-03 10:20:11 AM  
1 votes:

somedude210: daily beast/WSJ aside, the letter does make a good point. The higher-ed industry is a ridiculous place.

The higher education system needs to be reformed. We need to stop making it all about profits, we need to educate our kids about how you don't need to go through college if you're gonna waste it on a degree that'll get you as far in life as not having a college degree at all (I'm looking at you, philosophy majors). We need to stop the stigma of vocational schooling in lue of high school. We need to stop compounding so much debt on the kids who do want to go through college so that they don't have to keep paying off the loans until they're in their mid-40s.

The younger generations are completely screwed with our education system. We keep going on and on how we absolutely, positively need to have an bachelor's in something,anything, as long as it's a bachelor's. and then, 3 years into our 4 year degree, we get told that the degree is utterly useless and you were better off going into this degree or that degree, or hell, if you just worked your ass off in a factory or something, you'd be making a shiatload more and without all the student debt by now.

Stop treating us like children on the realities of education and give us honest answers as to what we can expect in life if we choose this path or that path.


Stop acting like this advice is ubiquitous and realize that whoever sold you on it is an idiot.  If you want to go into a certain career, find out what kind of education it requires and go from there.  By the time you're 18 years old you should be able to come up with a better plan than
1) Get a degree in "anything"
2) See what happens next
2013-04-03 10:18:10 AM  
1 votes:

bulldg4life: somedude210: can we also get rid of the idea that business majors are gonna be the cream of the crop? Cause most of them failed out of tougher majors (like engineering)

Hey, having to transfer from one of the engineering majors to management is a difficult choice. I mean, at GT that means they'll have to walk across the bridge to get to all the business classes. The engineering students have it easy since their classes are all on the main campus.


I always enjoyed seeing the business majors biatch and moan about a 5 page paper they have to write....in a bullshiat history class, I might add
2013-04-03 09:56:44 AM  
1 votes:
I didn't volunteer, have internships, have a family connection, or any after school activities beyond golf and school newspaper.  I applied to two schools, Duke (sucks) and GT. I was never going to go to Duke, but I applied for the hell of it just to see if I qualified.

Got in to both and never bothered with another school application ever again.

How are people making it this difficult?
2013-04-03 09:53:46 AM  
1 votes:
Or just volunteer you lazy biatch
2013-04-03 09:53:34 AM  
1 votes:
daily beast/WSJ aside, the letter does make a good point. The higher-ed industry is a ridiculous place.

The higher education system needs to be reformed. We need to stop making it all about profits, we need to educate our kids about how you don't need to go through college if you're gonna waste it on a degree that'll get you as far in life as not having a college degree at all (I'm looking at you, philosophy majors). We need to stop the stigma of vocational schooling in lue of high school. We need to stop compounding so much debt on the kids who do want to go through college so that they don't have to keep paying off the loans until they're in their mid-40s.

The younger generations are completely screwed with our education system. We keep going on and on how we absolutely, positively need to have an bachelor's in something,anything, as long as it's a bachelor's. and then, 3 years into our 4 year degree, we get told that the degree is utterly useless and you were better off going into this degree or that degree, or hell, if you just worked your ass off in a factory or something, you'd be making a shiatload more and without all the student debt by now.

Stop treating us like children on the realities of education and give us honest answers as to what we can expect in life if we choose this path or that path.
2013-04-03 09:53:10 AM  
1 votes:
That's a lot of douchebaggery in one letter...
 
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