My father had the same problem. Got out of the Air Force in '68, had finished his B.S. cum laude & his M.S. and was out looking for job in 1971, was told repeatedly that his GPA was higher than what they were looking for. He was an industrial education major, looking for a job as a shop teacher. There is a reason abject stupidity is so rampant among educators today. They start by weeding out intelligence in the hiring process. Monkey see, monkey do, monkey duh.