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WELL, IT IS A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE AFTER ALL! “Prisons are training inmates for the next generation of in-demand jobs.”

Every year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners, at almost every U.S. prison, take federally funded career and technical education courses. And postsecondary education in prison, both vocational and more traditionally academic, will soon become more widespread: This perennially low-funded, essentially hidden part of the education world will be getting more money, thanks to three decisions in Washington: the First Step Act criminal justice reforms, the newest version of the federal Perkins Act for career and technical education and, most notably, the recent expansion of Second Chance Pell college grants for prisoners.

 

That’s good news, the evidence shows. Inmates who participate in correctional education — from GED certificates to college degrees and trade training and everything in between — are up to 43 percent less likely to return to prison, and such education provides a $5 return for every taxpayer dollar spent, according to the Rand Corp. And that’s just within three years of a prisoner’s release.

THE ABA WANTS EVERY LAW SCHOOL TO EMBRACE LEFTIST DRIVEL: ABA Tries Again With Legal-Ed Diversity Rule

The ABA should be cut out of any role in the accreditation of law schools.

OF COURSE, THIS WON’T MAKE FOR BETTER DOCTORS: UNC School of Medicine’s Quiet “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Revolution

Everyone in the school is too frightened of the woke mob to protest.

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF AMERICAN MEDICINE. It didn’t have to be this way, ya know! One of these days, this malarkey will catch up with us and you’ll wonder why your cancer didn’t get cured.

PubMed.gov search for articles on “health disparities” shows a “hockey stick” trend lately.

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THESE STUDENTS AREN’T FIT FOR LAW SCHOOL; THESE ADMINISTRATORS AREN’T FIT TO RUN ONE: Law prof says he was forced to undergo lengthy mental examination and drug test after exam question caused students ‘distress’

As I have said before, law school serves no purpose other than as a barrier to entry into the market for legal services. We could do very nicely without them.

AN ELITE LAW SCHOOL THAT TREATS STUDENTS LIKE CHILDREN: Yale Law Fails the Republic

In this Law & Liberty essay, Tal Fortgang recounts the ridiculous instance at Yale Law involving student Trent Colbert. It’s a stupendous case of much ado about nothing, but these days, students who purport to be offended by something are always treated with the utmost deference while their targets are subjected to administrative tortures.

A key paragraph:

Colbert, to his credit, continuously offered to meet his peers for an exchange of perspectives. The administrators, further infantilizing YLS students, rejected offhand the possibility of constructive dialogue between offended and offender, claiming that a call for discussion put the onus on minority students to defend their perspectives in a way that would be harmful to them. After Colbert stood firm, insisting that a conversation between self-respecting adults would be preferable to a forced apology, the administrators went ahead and denounced him. By sending a message to all law students taking a side in the dispute, they confirmed that students had been right to report Colbert to the authorities.

Years ago, a friend who was a partner in a big law firm told me that he didn’t like interviewing Yale Law students for associate positions because they were full of abstruse and pointless theories but knew little about the nuts and bolts of the law.  That was bad enough, but now we can add to that the fact that at least some of them have been taught to think in Soviet terms, of snitching on anyone they happen to dislike. All of this is to the discredit of academic leaders who have stopped caring about actual education and instead obsess over “diversity, equity and inclusion” mumbo jumbo.

SCAM ALERT! Weird that after 100 years of all these education PhDs and EdDs the quality of education in America continues to go down and down. Correlation or causation? “Jill Biden and the Doctoring of Doctoral Degrees for Nondoctors.”

 

LAW SCHOOL — A NEEDLESS BARRIER TO ENTRY

If you want to be allowed to do legal work at any level, you have to obtain a state license. In most states, you can’t do that unless you have graduated from an accredited law school. Whether a law school is accredited or not is up to the American Bar Association, an organization with an interest in maintaining high barriers to entry into its field.

Do lawyers really need three years of study in such an institution? Do they need law school at all? Couldn’t they learn what they need to know on the job or in less costly places?

I have been arguing that case for a long time, most recently in this AIER article. 

America would be much better off with a free market in legal services, but the ABA and its law school cartel don’t want anything of the kind.

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YALE CAN’T SEEM TO GET ANYTHING RIGHT THESE DAYS: “Character and Fitness in the Trap House”

DECLINE AND FALL OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS. Remind me to never have surgery performed by a doctor from the University of Louisville School of Medicine: “Medical School Hosts Seminar on ‘Body Terrorism’ Against ‘Fat LGBTQ+ People’.”

 

CALLING ON GLENN REYNOLDS (aka Instapundit) TO ORGANIZE SOME OF HIS YALE LAW SCHOOL FRIENDS TO DO AN INTERVENTION WITH YALE LAW SCHOOL FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS. The place has turned into a clown show. It needs help.

Update: more on Yale: “Yale Law School Triggers Me.”

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