Entitlement Society: Grad Can't Find Job, Sues Her College For Tuition Back

from the entitlement-culture-gone-wrong dept

We've been talking a lot about "entitlement culture" these days, with much of the focus being on companies or individuals who feel entitled to keep their old business models, even as the market is changing. But entitlement society shows up in other places as well. Jeff Nolan points us to the story of a college graduate who has been unable to find a job since she graduated in April and is now suing her college, Monroe College, for the $70,000 she spent on tuition. Apparently, the fact that we're in one of the worst economic downturns in ages doesn't come into play. Or the fact that what you learn in college (hopefully) lasts a lifetime. To this woman, the fact that she hasn't been able to find a job in four months means she deserves her entire tuition back?

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    Rob, 3 Aug 2009 @ 11:30am

    @Matt --
    What? Are you kidding? Haven't the few bleeding-heart responses to this article taught you anything? This university has a duty - nay, an obligation to make good on their subjective claim. This woman has been disenfranchised!

    Or, she is of below-average intelligence and/or has been taught that she deserves something for which the rest of us have to work. As the great prophet said about 'potential,' "Not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up."

    Why shouldn't the university have to make good on their claims? If she, in good faith, gave this school tens of thousands of dollars based on a promise by the school that they will offer her significant career placement when she gets out, why should she not expect it? There are not enough details as to the promises made by the school and the treatment they gave her, but it is certainly par for the course for schools to make those sorts of false promises -- as I said before I graduated from a school that promised me up and down that they would use all their connections out there to help me find a job and in the end offered me little that I could not find on monster.com. I can't see how this can be construed as anything other than blatantly false advertising, and if this is the case then she certainly does have a lawsuit and I hope she wins and teaches these schools that they have to live up to their promises.

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