Light at the End of the Education Tunnel
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Everybody knows that the gubmint education system is a disaster from K-drag shows through grad school. Because gubmint, because bureaucracy, because gubmint employee unions, because woke cancel culture.
Ad guess what: after a guy has slogged through the gubmint education system and racked up $250,000 in debt and got his first job, the employer doesn’t reckon it worth a hill of beans, according to Jeffry A. Tucker.
He would not advance on his degrees even from the fanciest place. He was quickly expected to gain some credentials and licenses.
OK, so this was in finance.
He had to hit the books again to prepare for his Securities Industry Exam, followed immediately by a Series 65 license only to be followed by more training for industry-specific credentials like Certified Financial Planner, Certified Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant, and many more.
And once he had his credentials, “He was respected and advanced quickly.”
Know what? This is the best news I’ve read in months. Imagine that: employers don t give a darn about your college degree. What they care about is that you know your stuff and have put in the elbow grease to learn your stuff.
“Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy,” as Uncle Billy says in It’s a Wonderful Life.
And we know that the software industry has all kinds of certifications. Of course, no certifications apply in media, and so, Tucker writes,
Daily, for example, I read writings by academic and journalistic economists that are flat-out wrong and easily corrected by the exam questions on a Series 65 exam or the CFA or CFP. Industry has the incentive to get it right. Profitability depends on it.
Imagine if the word gets out a bit more, so that parents and kids switch out of gubmint schools into establishments that just prep you for the credentials you’ll need to get ahead in the working world.
Yes, but whatabout cultural enrichment and history and Uncle Tom Cobbley and all? Good point. You could always read a book.
As Tucker prophesies:
Truly academia has passed its peak. It is not what it was once and likely will never be again. That’s a tragedy but the rest of the world is making [do] and forming its own systems of education and testing. That’s how the collapse and rebirth happens, gradually and then all at once, and with zero fanfare.
And it can’t happen soon enough.