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  •  still is the rule (5+ / 0-)

    In most humanities fields, fewer than half of graduate students will get tenure track jobs.  The lucky ones will never earn enough to pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans.  So no, don't go unless you get a free ride.

    •  That's what I did. (1+ / 0-)
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      Full ride + stipend for an English degree.

      Without debt, I was able to take a job that didn't pay well, but suited my skills and personality, and provided an opportunity to engage in socially useful work.

      Twenty years later, I still love the teaching side of my job.

      That wouldn't have been possible if I'd taken on the cost of that degree.

      Now I'm working on a PhD at no cost -- one of the perks of my position.

      Beware the man of one book.

      by fiddler crabby on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:18:08 PM PST

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