Senseless Tuesday Sarcasm : School
Yes, I know. I missed Sunday. I’m woman enough to admit that I screwed up.
I found this meme on another social site
It is oh too true.
I was among the fortunate, graduating with no student loans. I needed assistance with text books on cassette tape (so I could remember what I’d read), and extra time to take tests.
Since I had a disability that presented a barrier to employment, Vocational Rehabilitation paid for my college education.
What was my major? Rehabilitation Psychology to learn how to be a vocational rehabilitation counselor.
When I achieved a B.S. degree, I was so proud!
Here’s where the sarcasm comes in: Once I graduated, the only job I could find was as a guide, reader, notetaker and driver for a blind vocational rehabilitation counselor. There were so many people wanting to be VR counselors that the ones with master’s degrees were first in line.
It helped that I wasn’t the one who had to remember what I read, so it was all good.
I had to take Algebra 2 in college as part of the curriculum. Fortunately, I had already learned how to balance a checkbook and pay taxes, through the school of hard knocks.
But what about the 18 – 20 crowd who don’t know that taxes, and insurance take 1/3 of your paycheck and think that getting a degree in political correctness will pay the bills?
A few years later, I was happy to find a job I loved as a coordinator. Had I landed a job as a VR counselor, I would have been among the thousands forced to get a master’s degree to keep their job.
Did I mention that people in VR work for the government?
Think about it: People with 20 years of experience were forced to get a Master’s degree or lose their jobs to inexperienced people just out of school.
The government’s mantra is an oxymoron:
I could tell you about on-line colleges who think “U is good an I go to the store for snakes” is good enough to throw a degree at. If you need a translation: It’s all right, I’ll go to the store for snacks. If I hadn’t seen it happen to people, I would never have believed it possible.
How about criminalizing a bad education? Why isn’t it extortion to take money from people, push them through a college meat grinder, and watch as they become employment hamburger?
Now I’m hungry.