How many people here are college educated?

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As much as a dislike admitting it, one of my biggest regrets in life is not pursuing a continuing education. One of the things I stressed to my kids, luckily they either listened or were smart enough to figure it out on their own. Many things can be taken from us, an education is NOT one of those things. I admire all of you who stuck it out, sacrificed, worked hard to get a degree... or even just to better yourselves.
 
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I work with a small team of people who are ridiculously educated. I was somewhat intimidated by this, but tried not to show it. I was recently promoted to their level, this was a big deal to me. I speak out when needed, quite often really, and am considered an SME in certain areas. I'm extremely lucky, I try not to forget this.
 

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Higher Ed has become the domain of radical leftists and I savour the day the socialist indoctrination camps known as colleges and universities crumble in the face of YouTube and online courseware available for free

Even the STEM fields are succumbing to progressive mental illness thinking like math is racist :roll:



Degrees are still required for vocations requiring certification like medicine and law, but everything else is available online for free

I’m disgusted by what’s happening. If I had to do it all over again with my son, home schooling would be the only option

And I say all this as a physics degree holder and computer science mentor at a top tier school
 
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Higher Ed has become the domain of radical leftists and I savour the day the socialist indoctrination camps known as colleges and universities crumble in the face of YouTube and online courseware available for free

Even the STEM fields are succumbing to progressive mental illness thinking like math is racist :roll:



Degrees are still required for vocations requiring certification like medicine and law, but everything else is available online for free

I’m disgusted by what’s happening. If I had to do it all over again with my son, home schooling would be the only option

And I say all this as a physics degree holder and computer science mentor at a top tier school
Price of admission, right or wrong.
 
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Schools today are catering to social justice and feelings instead of ability

Fuck them all
My daughter is in an accelerated doctorate program. All of it is paid for, and she receives a small stipend for lecturing and assisting. She's earned every bit of it, works harder than I thought was possible. She also works part time to afford her apartment.

Not everything has changed, ability still matters.
 

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When have they not? It may be more apparent, but it seems like it's always been that way.
It wasn’t that way in my time

Harvard just dropped the SAT for admissions

it’s also battling a class action lawsuit brought on by asians after being caught red handed freezing them out in the name of diversity
 
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It wasn’t that way in my time

Harvard just dropped the SAT for admissions

it’s also battling a class action lawsuit brought on by asians after being caught red handed freezing them out in the name of diversity
If it wasn't for SAT's both of my daughters wouldn't be in the positions they are in.
 

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The web has democratized all knowledge

Except where there is a compliance requirement, the schools can get fucked

AI and work from home will do to white collar jobs what globalization did to blue collar jobs

If I were in high school right now, I’d be taking a hard look at the trades, work that is highly localized and the time to automation is still decades away
 
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The web has democratized all knowledge

Except where there is a compliance requirement, the schools can get fucked

AI and work from home will do to white collar jobs what globalization did to blue collar jobs

If I were in high school right now, I’d be taking a hard look at the trades, work that is highly localized and the time to automation is still decades away
Seems like there is a renewed push towards this.
 

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It seems that the word engineer has snuck in as a replacement for "operator", "mechanic", even trashmen are called "environmental or sanitation engineers" :eyepopping1a:
I was never a motorcycle technician, I was and still am a mechanic. But...my title at work is Facility Engineer. Maybe I'm a moron too.
 
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that term is usually developer...

engineer even in IT usually reflects on the network infrastructure and hardware...not the code
True, but it can vary from place to place. Some call them architects, others engineers or developers. Also depends on specific responsibilities... i.e. design and develop or production support.
 

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I've earned credits at three different colleges in two states.
And I should really go back to school someday and try to finish up an Associate in Arts (2yr) degree.
I'd like to at least take a class or two at UT just to be able to say I'm Texas Exes.
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I have a BA in English Language and Literature- I was considering pursuing an advanced degree and becoming a professor, or possibly going to law school. I decided to take a year off and spend some time in Japan figuring it out- I ended up staying eight years, and that was the end of those plans. :biggrin1a:
 
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