Educational Studies Is A Wasted Education

, , , , | Learning | January 28, 2019

(I overhear this from some classmates of mine in the college of education in the late 90s.)

Woman #1: “Where are you doing your student teaching?”

Woman #2: “I’m not doing student teaching. I’m majoring in ‘educational studies.’”

Woman #1: “What’s that?”

Woman #2: “It’s like the teachers’ program, but you don’t do student teaching, so you don’t get a teaching certificate. My parents made me go to college, and this way I’ll get out a semester early.”

(In other words, her parents were paying tens of thousands of dollars for her to go to school, but in order to graduate a few months early, she was making her degree completely useless.)

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