Congress has yet again shown that it would rather dish out pork for “purchases of equipment” and things “related to science” than actually help foster competition and innovation.John Ross
pay-for-performance schemes violate the ethos that attracted [many], to higher education as a profession.[AG: The apparent alternative, pay-for-nonperformance, is quite a good way of looking at our current funding of higher education – continually higher spending, with few demonstrable benefits to show for it.]
And what would Friday links be without some good laughs?
First up, HELEN COSTER:
My desire to attend law school has nothing to do with the fact that I was recently fired from my job as an analyst at an investment bank… Since January, I've … played Spider Solitaire 434 times and updated my Facebook status, on average, five times a day. My 401K is down 45 percent. All three of my roommates — Teddy, Whit, and Dan (The Man) McGregor — have lost their jobs and are moving back home with their parents. (I feel most sorry for Whit, who's from Cleveland)…And a commercial for some sleazy diploma mill. HT: KH
I believe that law school is a tool to help me realize my goals, as well as an acceptable way to wait out the recession without having to work in retail.