Rationalizing Phony Degrees From Non-Existent Colleges

from the watch-'em-squirm dept

There have been plenty of articles in the past about the various diploma mills that simply give you a diploma based on how much you're willing to pay, but the following article is the first I've seen that has actually tracked down people who bought their diplomas through such "schools". The diploma mills say they grant degrees based on "life experience", but if you replace "life experience" with "fees paid" it would be more accurate. However, what's really funny is the way people (including someone running for Congress) try to dodge questions about the degrees, or to rationalize why they're legitimate. Since I know plenty of people who actually do have PhDs, I would think that they wouldn't appreciate someone claiming that their paid-for doctorate is okay, because "I've been around. I've paid my dues." The other good quote comes from a master of understatement at the FBI: "If you negotiate for your grade-point average, get a degree backdated and can pay extra for honors, I think your alma mater is of questionable veracity."
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    STEVE, 29 Jul 2006 @ 8:24am

    DEGREES

    I DONT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THEM AS LONG AS THE WORK (EXPERIENCE) IS VERIFIED....LETS SAY YOU HAVE A GUY OR GIRL THAT WORKED IN THE SALES / MARKETING ARENA FOR 12 YEARS - IS SHE LESS QUALIFIED THAN A PERSON THAT COMMITTED TO 2 OR 4 YEARS OF CLASSES? TO BE HONEST...I WOULD RATHER HIRE THE PERSON WITH THE EXPERIENCE.......AND YES....I HAVE MY DEGREE AND IT WAS OBTAINED VIA TRADITIONAL METHODS.....

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