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Judge orders LMPD officer to testify about controversial Facebook posts

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RE: Judge orders LMPD officer to testify about controversial...

August 7th, 2016 @ 9:39AM (5 years ago)

"Who cares?"

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RE: Judge orders LMPD officer to testify about controversial...

August 7th, 2016 @ 1:22PM (5 years ago)

A degree isn't required anymore. Not for recruits and not for command staff. If Metro thought it was important, then they'd give everyone college tuition reimbursement like other employers choose to do. You're not the only 1 with a degree, and yours is wasted in the role of police officer, because there's no poetry or trombones here.

RE: Judge orders LMPD officer to testify about controversial...

August 7th, 2016 @ 1:36PM (5 years ago)

http://www.vice.com/read/i-asked-academias-most-vocal-critic-why-college-is-a-waste

College costs too much, takes too long, and offers dubious value to too many students. That would be the short version. Higher education has been able to get away with this stuff because people were willing to pay anything. And I think at a certain point––like when you've got $1.3 trillion in student loan debt––people are starting to ask, "What am I getting for these dollars? What's going on there?"

Students are being asked to pay more and more, and the quality is increasingly questionable. What was most eye-opening, even for me, is that more than 70 percent of people teaching in academia today are part-timers or part of this academic underclass. And I think it's because universities are just not that focused on students. They are willing to charge them as much tuition as they're willing to get out of them, but undergraduate teaching is just not a priority, and hasn't been one for a very long time.

We have this massive bubble, and people are going, Wait, wait wait. I'm basically spending $50,000 a year on tuition and I wasn't getting many real professors in the classroom. What's that about? And it goes to this academic culture of hiring and promoting teachers not by the quality of their teaching, but by research, some of which is quality and some of which is just junk.

The whole idea of "college for all" is basically a hoax. First of all, not everybody needs a college degree. Not everybody can do college work. There are a lot of people who would be extremely happy doing other things. We have too many students going to college. There are millions of students who have gone to college, who are not academically prepared for it, who have taken on debt, who have then dropped out with the debt load, and the wage premium for those students is absolutely zero. And I think those students have been conned.