Orlando Sentinel: TSA workers go back to school at Valencia

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Three whole courses nets you a "graduation". :rolleyes:

    Orlando Sentinel: TSA workers go back to school at Valencia

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    Umm, James, what about the 38% dropout rate? If 38% can't survive 3 courses, how many of them will still be in the running after the ~20 courses that are needed to earn an associates half of a real degree?

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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Maybe it really does take three courses to get them feeling better about juggling other men's frank & beans?
     
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  3. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Fair warning considering their track record: I will point and mock mightily if someone ends up uncoverig a ring of exams and homework cheaters for the three courses.
     
  4. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    "If" ?? Sounds like a certainty to me.
     
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm just waiting for the instructor to be interviewed in a mental hospital after one of the TSA employees makes the "sex for grades" offer.
     
  6. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    Let's all relax and look through the yearbook from the "Class of Friday".
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Hopefully not our favorite female assist (I won't ruin your breakfast by repeating her picture).
     
  8. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I also have to ponder, what more could they learn with 3 courses if they are already beyond experts on physics, chemistry, human behavioral sciences, international and domestic law, law enforcement, legal analysis, sociology, medicine and all medical conditions including radiology, pharmacy, and so forth-enough to be able to judge all conditions of every and any passenger, onsite, by sight, and in a moment to declare if someone or something is okay or not.
    What's left?:confused:
     
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  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Wait until they develop the "advanced" sophomore level coarses:

    201 - Colostomy and the Terrorist
    202 - Urinary Incontinence as a Means to Artful Concealment
    203 - Hygiene and the Officer -- Differentiation Between Normal Bodily Odors and Precursors of Terrorism
    204 - Medicine and the Officer -- Bandage Inspection, Catheter Removal and Reinsertion
    205 - Win-Win Intimidation (for students on the management track)
    206 - Radiology for Neanderthals (for students on the technology track)
     
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  10. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    From the article:

    Most of the students do not have college degrees, which is fairly common throughout the national TSA workforce. Starting pay is nearly $30,000 annually.

    No wonder they have such a high drop out rate. These are people who probably wouldn't succeed in college.

    A three-class college course designed to get them back 'in the academic groove'? Are you kidding me?

    The whole thing is an embarrassment.
     
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Wildly appropriate for TSA employees.
     
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  12. Yick, I hope they don't do one of these programs at my university (which has an integrated community college, which is the level I'm teaching at right now). I don't know if I could maintain my professionalism if one of these people ended up in my class.
     

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