Monday, July 11, 2016

Maybe because they got smart

With half of all doctoral students leaving graduate school without finishing, something significant and overwhelming must be happening for at least some of them during the process of obtaining that degree.

In law school, the professors used to tell the students to look at the student on their left, then at the one on their right, and one of them wouldn't be there to graduate; law schools took pride in the fact that the curriculum was so rigorous that one in three students would drop out.  

It seems to me that the lack of jobs in some of the soft liberal arts accounts for the reported phenomenon however.  Even sociology doctoral candidates understand the concept of return on investment at some point. 

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