Thursday, June 20, 2013

Not something that would inspire me to hand over my money.

I saw this advertisement on Facebook, a few moments ago.  I had to blog it, here, because it sparked something.

Disgust.
Walden University · Suggested Post*
Did you know that Walden is the only fully-online institution to offer an online Master of Social Work degree?

If you are interested in entering this rewarding field, we invite you to explore our program! http://bit.ly/WaldenSocialWork
Did you know that Walden is the only fully-online institution to offer an online Master of Social Work degree?

If you are interested in entering this rewarding field, we invite you to explore our program! http://bit.ly/WaldenSocialWork

And how is this something to be bragged upon? A Masters in Social Work is less useless than a Masters in Teacher Education...but only just barely. It just barely has more to it than the empty pedagogy and theory taught in a MED. 

A MS in Social Work is a degree for those who see the leeches in society, and swallow the lie that they're victims.  It's for those who buy the lie that Medicaid will pay a higher percentage of the price charged if you get this degree, without looking into the difference between what a counseling center charges for the services of a licensed psychologist with a MA in psychology, and a MS in Social Work. 

It's a lie that my cousin was told, and didn't see the truth behind until it was too late.  No, these people aren't victims--except of their own choices and stupidity.  These people are con artists and fraud enablers.

Yeah, the counseling center she works for gets more of a percentage of their asking price paid for her services, but their asking price is $20/hour less for her than it is for a psychologist with a degree in the correct field, and she gets a smaller percentage of what the counseling center gets than the psychologist does.  

The only upside is that the government is rapidly forgiving the massive student debt she racked up in getting the worthless piece of paper that declares her a social worker that has a bit of training in assessing problems and handing out a little counseling, but not a full psychologist.

A degree in social work is a waste of time, blood, sweat, and tears, and a waste of money.

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