This week's post is relatively short. It is important though, as it affects the lives of many folks in society. So I’ve included a couple of links that will lead you to some interesting investigations. Any time you see an underlined, different font color, click on it, and today you’ll find some reports you might not have noticed or bothered to read.
Now, in 2019, those degrees proudly displayed on various walls are even more suspect. A recent Canadian investigation shows academic essay companies are popping up at a amazing rate, selling essays on any given subject, tailored with guaranteed letter grades for you.
It’s all part of the mindset that anything goes.
It's important for you to get involved
Then he told me he would be my anaesthesiologist. He said there'd be an additional charge for his services...would that be okay? I agreed, as I did want to wake up afterwards, but I wasn't pleased.
A month after, his bill arrived, together with the extra $10 charge. I was furious. “Just pay it,” my hubby advised. “It’s ten dollars!” So he paid it, while I simultaneously complained to the BC Medical Association that my consent to the extra charge was obtained under duress. The experience still rankled. Sure, it was “only” ten dollars, but what about folks who didn't have that kind of money to spare? And multiply that by the number of procedures each day.
The Medical Association contacted me immediately, and a long investigation started. The result was the doctor had to reimburse every patient he had charged over the years. I received an apology from him too.
Two years later I noticed he had been found culpable and struck off the medical roll after a boy undergoing a tonsillectomy died.
Pay attention ~ technology is everywhere ~good & bad
I used to get a giggle out of my highly qualified orthopedic surgeon friend, now retired.
When he was on call he’d wear a totally ridiculous tee shirt. On it was a pic of Donald Duck, and the words, RELAX...I’M YOUR DUCKTOR!
Admittedly in those days humor was appreciated. It was a cute ice-breaker for those who were terrified of white coats.
Certainly no one ever doubted his skills.
But these days it’s wise to be suspicious, and with good reason.
Technology has brought us many wonderful things in life. But sometimes you have to wonder about the ratio of good to bad.
Do you want the services of a phony graduate?
Seems like a whole lot of folks have decided to forego this noble tradition in recent times. After all, the scammers reasoned, the education component required is just way too stringent for the average clever computer geek. Let's just get rid of it.
And so it came to pass that numerous phony baloney online “universities” sprang up. They have transcripts, recommendations, accreditations, and you don't even need to spend any time on campus ( there is no campus of course.) As long as you're prepared to lay down a couple thousand dollars you can have a really impressive degree.
You can be a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist, a councillor, a lawyer, an accountant or a business MBA. Anything your heart desires. And you don't attend classes. You just pay the money. The scary thing is, there are hundreds of people with these bogus degrees working in their chosen fields in Canada and USA. If you're so inclined you may be interested in reading this Marketplace study. It’s worth it, and will inspire you to look at those credentials up on the wall of any so-called professional you meet, then help the world by researching their university.
Bearing in mind this is just a smallish selection, here is a list to help you in your research.
Whatever happened to honesty is the best policy?
I looked for a video for this article on YouTube, but became absolutely sickened by the sheer number of these shameless people and degree mills, that I wouldn't even want to acknowledge any one of them on my site.
The whole business needs to be shut down, and all degrees carefully vetted before hiring anyone who claims to have one.
If this is globalization, I detest it. Education is the cornerstone of a thriving, civilized society. It comes about by sheer getting down to work on learning through study, listening to those who teach, and recognizing your own learning at the end of it all.
I had no idea this assault on education goes on daily. Just go to YouTube, punch in Would you buy a fake degree? and prepare yourself for a shock.
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