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Jobless NYC woman sues college for $70K in tuition

By jkameleon ·
Good move! I guess that should tone down shortage shouting a little bit.

IT is constantly trumpeted as a field with chronic skill/workforce shortage. Critical talent crisis is perpetually imminent, predicted incessantly, never to occur.

The whole exercise is nothing but deceptive advertising on a global scale.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hOd5SMu_c48SwH6dYreQ4Cf7JNTQD99R312G0

<i>NEW YORK - A New York City woman who says she can't find a job is suing the college where she earned a bachelor's degree.

Trina Thompson filed a lawsuit last week against Monroe College in Bronx Supreme Court. The 27-year-old is seeking the $70,000 she spent on tuition.

Thompson says she's been unable to find gainful employment since she received her information technology degree in April.

She says the Bronx school's Office of Career Advancement hasn't provided her with the leads and career advice it promises.

Monroe College spokesman Gary Axelbank says Thompson's lawsuit is completely without merit.
The college insists it helps its graduates find jobs.

Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com

Copyright - 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.</i>

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Giving back knowledge is impossible, but...

by jkameleon In reply to Refund of education

... ms Thompson could demand compensation for the brain space wasted on the useless knowledge delivered by Monroe college.

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Giving back the knowledge

by kjohnson In reply to Refund of education

That's an interesting point. In the UK, many - probably all - universities have a Statute saying that you can't put their letters after your name until you have paid your fees. The implication is that if they refund your fees, you have to stop putting their qualification after your name. That seems quite fair to me.

Ken Johnson BA MSc

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Not the first time

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to I've been waiting for thi ...

In the mid-eighties a Community College in the mid-west was sued by its computer science graduates. It seems that rather than teach courses like COBOL and C they taught pre-IBM 1410 skills. Yes, their graduates could wire a tabulator, a rather useful skill in 1955, but essentially useless in 1985.

Needless to say the school lost the suit.

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