Number of PhDs receiving federal aid more than tripled from 2007 to 2010 | Daily Caller

At some point, the question must be asked:  Is that useless degree worth it?? GE.

… According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, between 2007 and 2010, the percentage of people with a graduate degree who were on food stamps or were receiving another kind of federal aid more than doubled, reaching 360,000… In 2007, 9,776 people with PhD’s were receiving some kind of aid. In 2010, that number had more than tripled to 33,655. For people with master’s degrees, the number spiked from 101,683 to 293,029. Austin Nichols of the Urban Institute crunched those numbers for The Chronicle using census data…. via The Daily Caller.

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Tenured Ignorance | AcademicZoology

Tenured Ignorance | academiczoology – September 23, 2011 · 2:55 pm

Lots of people are taking this Elizabeth Warren person out behind the woodshed. I thought I’d add my two cents.

Let us note first off that none of what she said is particularly surprising. It’s painfully obvious that she’s a perfesser, and that’s just what perfessers do. Trust me: I’ve observed the species in their native habitat a long time now (there’s a reason I call this blog Academic Zoology), and I can recognize them on sight…