Sunday, April 3, 2016

The song isn't good enough. I'm going to need actual evidence of brain activity before I buy this one

Actually, if you had a brain, you would have planned out your life just a little bit better than you did, getting the college degree before the two kids and a mortgage.  You know, so you don't have to study while they sleep, and all that.

And if you really had a brain, you wouldn't be shelling out your money to a For-Profit "Education" service monster birthed by the Apollo Group, an organization becoming increasingly well-known for taking money from desperate, poor and easily-manipulated dreamers and delivering worthless degrees and mountains of debt in exchange.   You'd be going to a real college and not a Diploma Mill.

So sorry, I know you mean well but I'm not going to give you a whole hell of a lot of credit for the way you planned out your life.  Not to be mean, but let's be honest- this isnt' what you are going to encourage your kids to do when they get older, is it?

"When you get out of High School get married and quickly have two kids- once you find yourself with mortgage payments you can't handle, sign up for even more debt with a crooked bs online non-college and spend the next three years completing the work needed for the Print At Home 'diploma' while you are half-asleep from the two jobs you'll need to hold down while you see your kids for roughly twenty minutes a day."   Yeah, sounds like a plan, Brainiac.

1 comment:

  1. I have all the respect in the world for people who go to college as adults while holding down jobs and raising kids--because frankly, I don't know how they do it. Had college not been my full-time job the times I was in it, I could not have done it at all. I did once earn a certificate via a highly accelerated all-weekends-long eight-week program while working full time, but that alone was harder than hell. And somehow, I suspected it would be, which is why I decided when I was pretty young that I was going to get as educated as I wanted to be, or thought I needed to be, before I ever entertained the idea of getting married or having kids.

    However, as you say, if an adult is going to put all that time, sweat and effort into a degree, it should a) have a reasonable cost and b) mean something. With a University of Phoenix degree, you'll never be sure of that. Pouring all that time and effort into an overpriced degree that might get you nowhere at the end of it all, while someone else pockets the breaks my heart for the people who don't know any better than to fall for this flattery of believing that all the for-profit colleges want to do is nobly help working adults better themselves.