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We are telling kids who are good at school that they have better opportunities than others (and kids that are not good at school that they are doomed). Then we are telling kids who are good at school to stay … Continue reading

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If you added up all the college education of Steinbeck, Hemingway, Faulkner you’d get almost to spring break of freshman year. … Contemporary writing … has been influenced by the mid-century French style: psychological. Exploring your inner thoughts. Most [American] … Continue reading

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[T]here are 45,000 annual law school grads, and the [US Bureau of Labour Statistics] predicts there won’t be more than 25,000 annual entry-level legal jobs (including all salary levels*, part-time, and temporary work) before… 2018. Believe me, law schools are … Continue reading

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Cost of university attendance in California as a fraction of the median family’s yearly income, 1975-2010. by Sean Mulcahy (Source: http://seanmulcahy.blogspot.com/2011/11/cost-of-higher-education.html)

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Don’t Blame the Macroeconomy

It irks me when people blame “the bad economy” for why they don’t have a job. It’s like arguing that your town used to be really cold, but now it is hot, because of global warming. It may be that your … Continue reading

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erudition ≠ intelligence intelligence ≠ worth as a person

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Things I’ve written that are meant to help students.

Er, this is probably too late for most of the students revising for exams. Sorry, I forgot that happens this time of year. I used to be a good teacher, I swear! If it isn’t too late, I hope these short … Continue reading

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