Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Fount this at Popehat:
If you know what you're doing, you bring in the litigators before you start running your mouth. The litigator is there to tell you, in the most supportive and affirming way possible, to shut the fuck up.
That is all.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


I posted a response to this article at the Daily Caller a while ago, and got a response back.  My response to the response started turning into a blog post, et voila'.
My personal experience leads me to the conclusion that the whole for-profit education industry is one giant Chas. Foxtrot. I was working at an F.P. in the Baltimore MD. area when the Senate report came out. We were told that because of it, there would be no more performance evaluations, therefore no more performance based raises, just COLAS.
Our numbers had dropped due to the economy, and they were cutting corners madly. Changed all the degree programs so they only needed people with Bachelors degrees to teach, not Masters. They also found ways to let the (expensive) full time faculty go, and replace them with much cheaper adjuncts.

Good times...
This was the response, from
Was it your intention to sing the praises of for-profit school?
You did. Quite nicely.
Abolish all not-for-profit schools. Let the free market work it out.
To which I replied:
Don't see how you got that I was "singing the praises of for-profit school".  I wasn't, in this case.  None the less, I agree with you about letting the market sort it out. That would start with getting Fed and state gov't out of the student loan and "standards" biz.
And let NFPs compete. In the same market. My education was "private" (Catholic), and a good one, worth the money. Of course, that was pre-gender/enviro/deconstruction nonsense.
The other problem I saw reminded me of the question of the 80s, when Japan was eating our economic lunch:
What do Japanese companies have that American companies don't?
Japanese workers.
The FPs here in Pa don't seem to have a great pool of candidates from which to draw. And that's the problem.

We need better students.