Show me the Money
I am decidedly tired of being a student, especially when it comes to learning things that I really don’t need to know for future work or being a useful member of society. I find that doing any sort of studying, researching or writing for school is simply aggravating– moreso because I’ve worked before undergoing this postgrad course. And now that I work pretty consistently in legal practice, I’m way more challenged at work anyhow. I’m doing essentially all the work of a lawyer– but I have to tough out the “education” because I need a practicing certificate before I can actually be paid the salary of a lawyer. So that means that while I’m actually learning the useful stuff on the job, I continue to learn and research mostly useless stuff at school, and I have to keep on paying them to force me to complete the most irrelevant sorts of busywork.
You can just tell when you’re writing papers for school that the professor is just crowdsourcing their own research goals onto a class full of students.
Tertiary education is just one big mafia-style protection racket.