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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Harry Truman never got a college degree. I wonder what position of power he could have risen to if he had.

    LBJ had a degree in Education. He wanted to be a teacher.

    A college degree, especially a Bachelor's Degree (which I happen to have) is about as useful in your working career as those ballet lessons your wife took when she was 4 are now in her life.
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    I am not hung up on the fact he doesn't have one. I feel you can gain more valuable experience from hands on more so than from a book.

    That's my opinion

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Academic institutions are never quick to assign value to real world experience.
    Those of us with both a degree and experience, know the degree was just a
    key to open the door.
    We could look at it this like contact hours.
    Bachelors: 120 credits which is about 1500 contact hours
    Masters: 36 credits, about 500 contact hours
    PhD: roughly 40 credits about 600 contact hours.
    2600 contact hours, lecture and lab, triple for out of class study
    7500 hours of exposure to the material for a PhD.
    Scott Walker has been the Chief executive officer (Governor) for 4 years.
    even if we assume a 40 hour week, that is 8320 hours of exposure to the
    material.
    Before that he was the Executive of Milwaukee County for 8 years.
    That is another 16,640 hours of Executive experience.
    I don't know much about Walker, but clearly possesses the decision
    making skill set necessary to be an Executive.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Harry Truman never got a college degree. I wonder what position of power he could have risen to if he had.

    LBJ had a degree in Education. He wanted to be a teacher.

    A college degree, especially a Bachelor's Degree (which I happen to have) is about as useful in your working career as those ballet lessons your wife took when she was 4 are now in her life.
    Our expectations and access to education have greatly changed during the seventy years since Truman first became president.

    During Truman's era, only one in twenty Americans would compete their bachelors degree. Being in the top five percent of educated people would be a great asset to have for the leader of the free world, but it's not a compulsory expectation. Today, however, not having a degree puts you in the bottom two thirds in education attainment. I expect more from a leader.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Academic institutions are never quick to assign value to real world experience.
    Those of us with both a degree and experience, know the degree was just a
    key to open the door.
    We could look at it this like contact hours.
    Bachelors: 120 credits which is about 1500 contact hours
    Masters: 36 credits, about 500 contact hours
    PhD: roughly 40 credits about 600 contact hours.
    2600 contact hours, lecture and lab, triple for out of class study
    7500 hours of exposure to the material for a PhD.
    Scott Walker has been the Chief executive officer (Governor) for 4 years.
    even if we assume a 40 hour week, that is 8320 hours of exposure to the
    material.
    Before that he was the Executive of Milwaukee County for 8 years.
    That is another 16,640 hours of Executive experience.
    I don't know much about Walker, but clearly possesses the decision
    making skill set necessary to be an Executive.

    i'll take holy screwed up comparisons for $1000, alex.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Is it an issue for you. I like him, but that is a sticking point.
    Damn you, I was going to do this poll.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

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    I graduated from the same university Scooter attended. The scuttlebutt (gossip) I got from some teachers and professors is that he didn't necessarily leave by his own free will. The university is unusually tight lipped about it and Walker will not answer any questions as to why he left other than "personal reasons." The Walker family has always been wealthy and well placed politically so it would be unusual to hypothesize they worked with the university to keep everything about him, permanently sealed.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    I graduated from the same university Scooter attended. The scuttlebutt (gossip) I got from some teachers and professors is that he didn't necessarily leave by his own free will. The university is unusually tight lipped about it and Walker will not answer any questions as to why he left other than "personal reasons." The Walker family has always been wealthy and well placed politically so it would be unusual to hypothesize they worked with the university to keep everything about him, permanently sealed.
    you would think that with the strength of connections to protect him in that degree they would also be able to buy him a diploma
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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Do you think that was the main factor in Obama's elections?
    Absolutely. There is no question that Obama was more likeable than McCain and he ran as someone slightly left of center, but appealed to unity.

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    Re: Scott Walkers lack of College Degree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Absolutely. There is no question that Obama was more likeable than McCain and he ran as someone slightly left of center, but appealed to unity.
    I agree. His likeability was the major contributing factor to his elections, not his ideology. McCain and Romney lacked likeable personalities and displayed moments of significant poor judgement in my opinion. (Not that Obama makes a better president, but he is a master campaigner).

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