New York Times article exposing the law school scam

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New York Times article exposing the law school scam

As some members are aware, I am affiliated with blogs whose primary purpose is in exposing the reality of law school and the terrible job market that exists. Last night, a major piece came out discussing what we have been saying for the past year. Its a huge breakthrough. In addition, the article lists my blog, subprimeJD.blogspot.com as one of the blogs. My site has recieved thousands of hits in the last few hours alone. Amazing what major mainstream coverage can do for a tiny little blog. For those who are interested in learning more, the link to the article is below.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/business/09law.html

The point here is that after months of ridicule and attacks our message has been released to the public at large. I find it fascinating how much influence the major papers hold of public opinion. But for this huge exposure, the message would never truly get out. The truth has defeated the naysayers that said that nothing would ever result from our efforts. I have renewed hopes about the truth getting out now. Imagine a MSM paper like the times spreading the truth. The article linked above is absoltuely damning for the law schools. It goes against the big myth that law school is a path to success and prosperity. Hopefully the education scam can be smashed and in this manner millions of lives will not get crushed my student loan debt.

One day at a time.

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 In case you haven't seen it..

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMvARy0lBLE

 

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Ive seen it Plato, and now that the blog has received mega exposure there will be thousands more who will see the above video.

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Re: New York Times article exposing the law school scam

Congrats Bear!

Now work on one for architecture Wink

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Re: New York Times article exposing the law school scam

Congratulations on getting more exposure for your blog and getting some truth from mainstream media.

 

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Congratulations BMT! 

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I, too, add my congratulations to your success in getting more exposure.  The whole subject of college & grad students taking on tens of thousands of debt which cannot be repaid is a vastly under reported story.  And student loan debts are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  The Dave Ramsey radio show has hit this subject real hard.  

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BMT,

Very cool, congrats!

1965,

The cartoon was great too.

SS

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Income of Middle Class Not Enough to Function as Middle Class

Congratulations again, Bear Market Trader!

And Johnny Oxygen, this one is for you (about architecture), although it's really for everyone and about a lot of things.

I'd like to share a passage from Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre, one of my favorite bloggers. It's taken from an essay covering various other topics.

"We understood it the same way a kid understands photosynthesis: Because a teacher coldly explained it to us, even used graphics... It happened 4 years ago, almost a year after the December 2001 crisis. It was a social studies class and this teacher, don't remember if it was a he or a she, was explaining the different kinds of social pyramids. God! Now I remember more! We even had a text book with those darn, cruel pyramids!

"The first pyramid explained the basic society. A pyramid with two horizontal lines, dividing those on top (high social class) those in the middle (middle class) and the bottom of the pyramid (the poor, proletarian). The teacher explained that the middle of the pyramid, the middle class, acted as a cushion between the rich and the poor, taking care of the social stress.

"The second pyramid had a big middle section, this was the pyramid that represents 1st world countries. I[n] which the bottom is very thin and arrows show that there is a possibility to go from low to middle class, and from middle to the top of the social pyramid. Our teacher explained that this was the classic, democratic capitalist society, and that on countries such as Europeans one, socialists, the pyramid was very similar but a little more flat, meaning that here is a big middle section, middle class, and small high and low class. There is little difference between the three of them.

"The third pyramid showed the communist society. Where arrows from the low and middle class tried to reach the top but they bounced off the line. A small high society and one big low society, cushioned by a minimal middle class section of pyramid.

"Then we turned the page and saw the darned fourth pyramid. This one had arrows from the middle class dropping to the low, poor class.

"'What is this?' Some of us asked.

"The teacher looked at us. 'This is us.'

"'It's the collapsed country, a country that turns into 3rd world country like in pyramid five where there is almost no middle class to speak, one huge low, poor class , and a very small, very rich, top class.'

'What are those arrows that go from the middle to the bottom of the pyramid?' Someone asked.

"You could hear a pin drop. 'That is middle class turning into poor'.

"I won't lie, no one cried, though people rubbed their faces, held their heads and their breath.

"No one cried, but we all knew at that very moment that all we thought, all we took for granted, simply was not going to happen.

"'You see, the income from the middle class is not enough to function as middle class any more. Some from the top class fall to middle class, but the vast majority of the middle class turns into poor' Said the teacher.

"I don't know how many people in that room suddenly understood that he/she was poor.

"The teacher continued 'You see, we have a middle class that suddenly turns to poor, creating a society of basically poor people, there is no more middle class to cushion tensions any more. Middle class suddenly discovers that they are overqualified for the jobs they can find and have to settle for anything they can obtain, there for unemployment sky rockets, too much to offer, too little demand. You see they prepare, study for a job they are not going to get. You kids, you are studying Architecture because you simply wish to do so. Only 3 or 4 percent of you will actually find a job related to architecture.'

"We all sat there, letting it all sink in. After a few months, it all proved to be true. Even the amount of students that dropped out of college increased to at least 50%. They either [saw] no point in studying something that would not make much of a difference in their future salaries, had no money to keep themselves in college, or simply had to drop college to work and support their families.

Thoughts on Urban Survival
by Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre
http://ferfal.blogspot.com/2008/10/thoughts-on-urban-survival-2005.html

Poet

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Re: New York Times article exposing the law school scam

Thanks so much for that post Poet

I really appreciate it.

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