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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   Woman demands discount as person she paid to take her son's test for him only got a C on the exam. Bonus: Her name really is Karen   (kiro7.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Mother, Family, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., Parent, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., Karen Littlefair, Felicity Huffman  
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4944 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jul 2020 at 9:18 AM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-16 7:47:50 AM  
"who has hosted fundraisers for top Republican politicians"

My nostrils remain unflared with surprise.
 
2020-07-16 9:00:29 AM  
Always check references.
 
2020-07-16 9:13:31 AM  
When taking a test or writing a paper for someone, you don't want to do too well, so as not to raise suspicion.  Just saying.
 
2020-07-16 9:22:19 AM  
reminds me of the time my dealer shorted me on a purchase.  I asked him for a refund before I mentioned this to the police.  Apparently my dealer is upset because he no longer returns my calls.  His apartment still has everything in it, but I haven't seen him for days.
 
2020-07-16 9:25:00 AM  
"I can relate,"

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2020-07-16 9:26:34 AM  
"Which one was it?  It was *churchcandy*, wasn't it?  You just brought piss to a shiat fight you little - "  SLAP
 
2020-07-16 9:27:03 AM  

hobnail: When taking a test or writing a paper for someone, you don't want to do too well, so as not to raise suspicion.  Just saying.


Came in to say the same thing. That guy is a professional.
 
2020-07-16 9:29:00 AM  
Whenever I plagiarize I am careful not to include footnotes.
 
2020-07-16 9:32:31 AM  
Karen Littlefair?  That might be generous.
 
2020-07-16 9:38:18 AM  
The replacement took four classes? Wouldn't that be a whole load for a semester?

Poor child. Just needed a break from the rigors if school.
 
2020-07-16 9:38:42 AM  
She looks like Wal-Mart Wanda.
 
2020-07-16 9:41:18 AM  
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2020-07-16 9:45:40 AM  

EvilEgg: Always check references.


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2020-07-16 9:48:18 AM  
The law does not enforce criminal contracts.

Gambling debts, prostitution, hit men -- you're on your own, Babe.

It's astonishing how many people can't seem to get this idea into their tiny reptilian brains.
 
2020-07-16 9:48:20 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: The replacement took four classes? Wouldn't that be a whole load for a semester?

Poor child. Just needed a break from the rigors if school.


Yeah it is. My last semester of college was 4 courses, came out to 15 credits (though typically I'd take 16-18 credits a semester).  At best her kid was actually taking only one Mickey Mouse elective himself.

/Was it underwater basket weaving or early 20th century Italian coffee roasting?
 
2020-07-16 9:57:24 AM  
I wonder if you composed a list of influential and powerful people in DC, who come from money, and were able to go back in time and investigate their time in college, what were the percent that got through school with doing very little work, thanks to cheating?  I also wonder how far these guys were able to get through without doing the work.  I can certainly think of a whole lot of people in DC who show an astounding amount of ignorance for someone who has a college degree.

It would be fun if we could take all the papers that were written by someone senior, like say some kind of major leader in the Senate, and run them through a computer program to see if it detects signs of plagiarism with other college works.  It wasn't that long ago that Fraternities kept filing cabinets full of pre-written papers that got resubmitted time and again because there was no way to check to see if they were copy pastes.  Hell that used to be the go to method before computer detection became the norm for finding cheating, and then the professional cheating companies popped up.  If you went back and just started checking the work of former frat boys who went to college before the computer age, you would probably uncover a hell of a lot of degrees that were earned through fraud.

Of course since they write the rules now, there are probably rules preventing you from doing that kind of thing.
 
2020-07-16 9:59:02 AM  

freakdiablo: Harry Freakstorm: The replacement took four classes? Wouldn't that be a whole load for a semester?

Poor child. Just needed a break from the rigors if school.

Yeah it is. My last semester of college was 4 courses, came out to 15 credits (though typically I'd take 16-18 credits a semester).  At best her kid was actually taking only one Mickey Mouse elective himself.

/Was it underwater basket weaving or early 20th century Italian coffee roasting?


/Was it Microwave Cookery or Coping with Senility?
 
2020-07-16 10:07:10 AM  
I looked at the "More Headlines" footer, Ray.
 
2020-07-16 10:09:17 AM  
God, I was so stupid when I was in college.  I accepted $50 to write some code for another student - at a different school.  I wrote a lovely piece of software that fulfilled all the requirements.

I knew what I did was wrong, but I completely missed the opportunity to do something really evil, like make the code fail spectacularly just when it looked like it was working or spamming his TA's email account and telling him that his students were cheating.

If I were really smart I would have made it hack into the system and taken down their whole IT department.  I'm not exactly sure how I could have done that, but I guess I lacked imagination and $50 wasn't something I easily turned down in those days.

I should have at least demanded more money.  $9000 to take a class and get a C?   Hell, pay me to take a class now.  I'll get an A, at least if it's a class I'm interested in.  And I'll gladly pack away the knowledge.
 
2020-07-16 10:10:18 AM  
We have a problem in our educational system, in that far too many degrees are seen as credentials or gate-keeping accomplishments, without being tied in any way to skills or a body of accumulated knowledge.

The point of a liberal arts degree is to be able to read and comprehend from a broad range of the world's published knowledge, and then to analyze and synthesize what you've just read with what you already know.  Almost to the point of being an auto-didact.

But we haven't bothered to try to actually measure that, so instead we just say "well, you checked off the boxes on 24 courses of increasing difficult from this Cheesecake Factory menu of a course catalog, so I guess we're good.  Here's your BA!"
 
2020-07-16 10:18:17 AM  
Karen lives rights to get whatever they want, now matter.
 
2020-07-16 10:33:33 AM  
Imagine paying to take a class and paying not to take it.
 
2020-07-16 10:36:38 AM  
This is not news
It's clickbait

No blame on subby
It's the media

Basically, Sex sells
 
2020-07-16 10:40:35 AM  

FrancoFile: We have a problem in our educational system, in that far too many degrees are seen as credentials or gate-keeping accomplishments, without being tied in any way to skills or a body of accumulated knowledge.

The point of a liberal arts degree is to be able to read and comprehend from a broad range of the world's published knowledge, and then to analyze and synthesize what you've just read with what you already know.  Almost to the point of being an auto-didact.

But we haven't bothered to try to actually measure that, so instead we just say "well, you checked off the boxes on 24 courses of increasing difficult from this Cheesecake Factory menu of a course catalog, so I guess we're good.  Here's your BA!"


Those soft skills are actually measured constantly by all of the good, performative leaders who care about developing their people. The elected officials in our country are hardly our only leaders.

There's a reason long-time government workers and the military work to uphold the Constitution rather than the whims of the POTUS. It's a MAD world, but it's almost like we know what we're doing here. Almost...

Except we really do. Just watch.
 
2020-07-16 10:42:35 AM  

UncleDirtNap: "I can relate,"

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I wonder what the substitute got on the SAT?
 
2020-07-16 10:44:15 AM  

new_york_monty: FrancoFile: We have a problem in our educational system, in that far too many degrees are seen as credentials or gate-keeping accomplishments, without being tied in any way to skills or a body of accumulated knowledge.

The point of a liberal arts degree is to be able to read and comprehend from a broad range of the world's published knowledge, and then to analyze and synthesize what you've just read with what you already know.  Almost to the point of being an auto-didact.

But we haven't bothered to try to actually measure that, so instead we just say "well, you checked off the boxes on 24 courses of increasing difficult from this Cheesecake Factory menu of a course catalog, so I guess we're good.  Here's your BA!"

Those soft skills are actually measured constantly by all of the good, performative leaders who care about developing their people. The elected officials in our country are hardly our only leaders.

There's a reason long-time government workers and the military work to uphold the Constitution rather than the whims of the POTUS. It's a MAD world, but it's almost like we know what we're doing here. Almost...

Except we really do. Just watch.



Uh, I wasn't talking about politics.  I was addressing the actual point of TFA.
 
2020-07-16 10:49:41 AM  

FrancoFile: new_york_monty: FrancoFile: We have a problem in our educational system, in that far too many degrees are seen as credentials or gate-keeping accomplishments, without being tied in any way to skills or a body of accumulated knowledge.

The point of a liberal arts degree is to be able to read and comprehend from a broad range of the world's published knowledge, and then to analyze and synthesize what you've just read with what you already know.  Almost to the point of being an auto-didact.

But we haven't bothered to try to actually measure that, so instead we just say "well, you checked off the boxes on 24 courses of increasing difficult from this Cheesecake Factory menu of a course catalog, so I guess we're good.  Here's your BA!"

Those soft skills are actually measured constantly by all of the good, performative leaders who care about developing their people. The elected officials in our country are hardly our only leaders.

There's a reason long-time government workers and the military work to uphold the Constitution rather than the whims of the POTUS. It's a MAD world, but it's almost like we know what we're doing here. Almost...

Except we really do. Just watch.


Uh, I wasn't talking about politics.  I was addressing the actual point of TFA.


I thought this was Fark. Did reading the farking article come back in style or something?
 
2020-07-16 11:06:37 AM  

freakdiablo: /Was it underwater basket weaving or early 20th century Italian coffee roasting?


My college offered underwater basket weaving, but it was impossible to get into. I knew someone who took it, and I was a little disappointed when they said that only the basket is underwater. I always imagined that the class would just be sitting in a pool and weaving baskets.
 
2020-07-16 11:11:58 AM  
Not sure how this all works...

"mom, find someone to take my class for me. bring me more hot pockets. and grape soda too."

or

"timmy, you're dumber than a box of rocks. we're going to have this other kid take your classes for you. here, have some more hot pockets and grape soda."
 
2020-07-16 11:34:49 AM  
Trump Pardon?
 
2020-07-16 11:49:00 AM  

rogue49: This is not news
It's clickbait


Somebody should start a website with the tagline "It's not news, it's clickbait."
 
2020-07-16 12:02:13 PM  
"....the experience had been 'a nightmare for all.'"

She's gives the appearance of someone who is lucky Yelp doesn't rate customers, and dog knows she'd never be caught dead in a Lyft/Uber.


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the experience had been 'a nightmare for all.'
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the experience had been 'a nightmare for all.'
Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/15/mother-​paid-cheat-take-classes-son-demanded-d​iscount-when-got-c-12995053/?utm_sourc​e=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=​link&ICID=ref_fark?ito=cbshare
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2020-07-16 12:27:39 PM  

hobnail: When taking a test or writing a paper for someone, you don't want to do too well, so as not to raise suspicion.  Just saying.


There's nothing wrong with a Gentleman's C.

(or so says a friend)
 
2020-07-16 12:29:05 PM  

shut_it_down: freakdiablo: /Was it underwater basket weaving or early 20th century Italian coffee roasting?

My college offered underwater basket weaving, but it was impossible to get into. I knew someone who took it, and I was a little disappointed when they said that only the basket is underwater. I always imagined that the class would just be sitting in a pool and weaving baskets.


I have fond memories of donning and doffing my SCUBA equipment while sitting on the bottom of the Amherst College pool with my future wife
 
2020-07-16 12:34:08 PM  
Audacity, and cognitive dissonance. It's the white American way.
 
2020-07-16 1:21:24 PM  
"....the experience had been 'a nightmare for all.'" I mean, seriously, it would have been much more enjoyable if we hadn't gotten caught.  So many others before us didn't get caught.  It just isn't fair!
 
2020-07-16 2:37:45 PM  
Writing papers for lazy students used to be worthwhile in the old days. The only exams worth taking were Eng-1A and other entrance exams.
 
2020-07-16 5:12:47 PM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: Audacity, and cognitive dissonance. It's the white American way.


Racist much?
 
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