(About fifty-four per cent of graduate students report feeling so depressed they have a hard time functioning, as opposed to ten per cent of the general population.) To make a rational decision, he told me, you have to see the big picture, because your experience is likely to be typical, rather than exceptional. If you take a broader view of the profession, he told me, it seems like a terrible idea to go to graduate school. Perhaps thats the rational conclusion, but, if so, its beset on all sides by confounding little puzzles; they act like streams that divert and weaken the river of rational thought. Graduate school, for example, is a one-time-only offer.
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10 things grad schools won’t tell you
Well walk you through the things you need to consider before you make that decision. Is an Additional Degree Absolutely Necessary? Karen Battoe, a career coach for Allen and Associates in Maitland, Fla., says she noticed a sharp rise in the number of clients last year who considered quitting their jobs to go back to school, and she always asked them the same question: Is this a flight to something or a flight from something? Some of them see school as an escape hatch from a dead-end job, but Battoe says, You have to ask yourself: Is this a rational move or an impulsive move because of the economy? Battoe tells clients to closely examine the reasons why they are unhappy in their current jobs, and assess whether they can do anything to improve their situations if they stay put. For example, they could try to switch groups or functions within their company, or sign up for additional training, either in-house or through outside professional development programs.
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New graduate school of education OKd
(Applications to law school and full-time two-year M.B.A. programs, not included in the councils data, are also declining. Medical school applications rose slightly last year.) It was the second consecutive drop in first-time enrollment, following a stretch of annual increases going back to the fall of 2003.While people with advanced degrees generally earn more than the average American, and are less likely to be unemployed, more people are now skeptical about whether those advantages are worth the upfront costs and the growing debt burden. In 2010, enrollment dropped more significantly at public universities, but that shifted in 2011, when private not-for-profit universities saw the largest declines. When it comes to majors, the biggest drops in 2011 were in education, arts and humanities.
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New graduate school of education OKd The Newark facility has resolved questions over credentials. It is linked to charters. Travel Deals John Mooney, NJ SPOTLIGHT Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 1:08 AM The Christie administration has approved a new graduate school of education in Newark, clearing the last hurdle Friday in resolving questions over the credentials of the innovative program’s faculty. The Relay Graduate School of Education, started in New York City in 2011 by the leaders of three prominent charter school networks, will open its New Jersey program in September with its first 25 or 30 students seeking master’s degrees. The program already has a presence in Newark, where it offers alternate certification for about 100 new teachers, most from charter schools. Relay will be the first graduate school approved by the state that is not affiliated with an in-state university.
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