Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Trina Thompson Sues College
This story is starting to turn some heads. Bronx resident, Trina Thompson is suing her school, Monroe College for the $70,000 she paid in tuition. Thompson sites failure to find gainful employment as her reason, and blames the school's career service department for not holding up their end of the bargain to provide job leads and career advice. She received a information technology degree in April 2009.
Why are people so interested? Right now, half of America is crippled by student loan payments. Accepting the concept that what we put into our education is what we get out of it as one that's generally true. In all likelihood, Thompson won't win this case, but it seems her action is fulfilling a certain curiosity for the lot of us: With the amount of money each student pays, how responsible should an educational institute be held for their lack of success...?