We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In a twitter response to a person concerned about allowing adult males in the restroom facilities of women and girls, CNN host Chris Cuomo -- a father of two girls himself -- says the girls are the problem, and the parents are “overprotective” and “intolerant” for not wanting their 12-year-old daughter exposed to men in the restroom.
I would add that I don't want a 12-year-old girl in a locker room with naked men either.
It's true, but it's tough when you've got sons who are Romanian immigrants who need every signal they can get. Or son #5, who after three years of pushing against the credentialling wall, might finally be establishing himself in a job that doesn't need a college degree but uses it as a filter in hiring. I think the BA-as-signal edifice will eventually fall, and good riddance. But in the meantime, those are real people out there trying to gain a foothold.
Assistant Village Idiot
before my first legal job, my school was prominent on my resume because that's all I had. after that, no one ever asked me where I earned my JD.
but I think things are changing because of the ferocious competition at entry level legal jobs. an acquaintance from China attended some east coast college on a student visa. she attended a year long program in general legal studies (not law school) that somehow entitled her to take the NY bar exam, which she passed. then she took the CA bar exam and passed that too, the two hardest bar examinations in the US without having attended law school. she's been second seat in major commercial litigation in CA courts for a small firm. but she's having a problem getting forward with her career because she doesn't have a degree from the "right" school. she's applying to law school, ready to spend some $100,000 in tuition to get a degree from a name law school... insanity.
these AB degrees, the law school degrees are like magical jujus that for a lot of jobs (and I include law) let us pretend there is something worth knowing and that the holder of a paper that says "diploma" has Got It.
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