Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #formal_education

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The pelé of dismissals of meritocracy and current educational system. A few awesome links, one part of comment says, "…showing that colleges preferentially admit by ability to pay rather than by intelligence or ability to gain from college studies (a finding consistent with the advice given by consulting firms that advise colleges on admission practices)…" #meritocracy #links #comment #formal_education #success #academics #pub
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Does going to an ivy-league school have income/job benefits over other colleges? #misconception #elitism #college #formal_education #statistics #pub
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"This article includes one of the most misleading statistics concerning higher education: "People with bachelor's degrees... still earn an average of about $1.2M more than high school graduates over a 40-year career". Yes, there is a correlation between higher education and higher salaries -- no, this does not imply causation!" #discussion #college #formal_education #miconception #statistics #elitism #bullshit #pub
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"In 2007, the “Facebook Class” at Stanford created free apps for millions of users. But it also fired up the careers of many students…" #news #tech #formal_education #entrepreneurs #pub
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"No Starch Press and I have decided to release this free ebook version of Hacking the Xbox in honor of Aaron Swartz. As you read this book, I hope that you’ll be reminded of how important freedom is to the hacking community and that you’ll be inclined to support the causes that Aaron believed in. I agreed to release this book for free in part because Aaron’s treatment by MIT is not unfamiliar to me. In this book, you will find the story of when I was an MIT graduate student, extracting security keys from the original Microsoft Xbox. You’ll also read about the crushing disappointment of receiving a letter from MIT legal repudiating any association with my work, effectively leaving me on my own to face Microsoft." #aaron_swartz #hacking #rebellion #mit #formal_education #bullshit #unfair #deceptive #pub
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Adam Wheeler receives a year of jail because he cannot stop his "dishonesty" of saying he went to Harvard…even though he did. But because the courts say he can't profit from his story for 10/15 years or say he got a degree from Harvard, he has to go to jail. #bullshit #harvard #formal_education #elitism #class #social_classes #law #Horrible #pub
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#from:Windows_Phone #formal_education #status_quo #systematic #excuses #pub
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A comment by interstitial news.ycombinator.com
#BS #formal_education #goliath #status_quo #pub
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