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Richard Erlacher
10/04/12 10:09
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Denver, Co
USA


 
#188576 - I'm not sure it's the institution rather than the graduate
Responding to: Joseph Hebert's previous message
The thing about some of these institutions you've named is that they make it possible for a student who has been working to continue to work, focus on some sort of degree program, and finish without letting his family starve, rather than the quality of education obtained there on average. I've seen some really bright people come out of those schools, but I'm not persuaded their quality reflects the quality of those institutions.

The way things have gone over the past 50 years, education and employment opportunity have taken divergent paths. Sadly, the focus in engineering training has left the "broad" education behind, in order to focus on technology that's surely obsolete by the time the student graduates. Along with that, I believe the focus has gone away from understanding "why" things work as they do, in order to focus on "how" things work. This makes it more difficult to move ahead along with the technology. If the emphasis is off the language arts, communication suffers. That, IMHO, is a big problem.

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List of 26 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
someone finally got it      Erik Malund      10/03/12 08:18      
   degrees      Mahmood Elnasser      10/03/12 10:33      
      what caught my attention was ....      Erik Malund      10/03/12 10:58      
         err, uh, well ...      Joseph Hebert      10/03/12 11:31      
            I have interviewed BS, MS recent grads ....      Erik Malund      10/03/12 13:27      
               ITT Tech & DeVry      Joseph Hebert      10/03/12 23:20      
                  BS to PhD      Mahmood Elnasser      10/04/12 02:11      
                     That's SO true       Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:19      
                  I'm not sure it's the institution rather than the graduate      Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:09      
                     I thins this is it      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:35      
                        Been There, Done That      Neil Kurzman      10/05/12 10:23      
               I've interviewed a few ...       Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:00      
                  I remember      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:09      
                     This is a common situation, and one that's not always good      Richard Erlacher      10/04/12 10:34      
                        this is odd      Erik Malund      10/04/12 10:39      
                           I'm not so sure it's "odd" at all.      Richard Erlacher      10/05/12 13:03      
                              freelancers      Mahmood Elnasser      10/05/12 14:21      
                                 Not really ...      Richard Erlacher      10/05/12 16:57      
                                    Its been interesting in England recently      Jez Smith      10/06/12 13:21      
                                       The problem with supply and Demand      Neil Kurzman      10/06/12 19:16      
                                          In this country      Jez Smith      10/06/12 23:56      
                                             earning living      Mahmood Elnasser      10/07/12 07:18      
                                             earning living      Mahmood Elnasser      10/07/12 07:18      
                                                the REAL problem is ...       Richard Erlacher      10/08/12 21:41      
                                       you work for ...      Andy Peters      10/10/12 17:59      
                                          Its interesting       Jez Smith      10/10/12 23:32      

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