Monday, February 25, 2013

Sometimes You Need a Little Sunshine!

Do you know what made my day this weekend?

Isaak's picture of a sun! He's really into googly eyes; I could tell the sun had them.

Sometimes life isn't on your side. A really horrible article was written about the school I teach at. It was on the front cover of the newspaper this weekend. The guy that wrote the article hadn't even stepped foot in the school's doors. It was about our federal student loan debt being number 1. One really strong thing, is that it didn't mention private loans. We don't offer many of those since we're a private school; some just are not available to the school. Private loans often times have bad interest rates. Since they are private, the government can't track those. Many schools give out private loans along with federal loans. The writer didn't mention a thing about our mock interviews, the fact that we help the students multiple times to write up a better resume, that we have mandatory job shadows, we have them attend Meet the Pros (where they hang out with pros all day long for 2 days), we hold an in-house portfolio review night, we have 2 portfolio classes, they get consistent emails with job opportunities before and after they graduate. Another strong fact if money is an issue: We do not allow just anyone to come to the art school I work at. We turn people away; people that do not have what it takes to expand in this field. Our employment rate is very high compared to most schools. The school does not have an alumni association, so alumni is not called to beg for money. I was pretty upset over this article. I did not feel the writer did his homework.

What the writer did was equal to me reviewing a product poorly without using the product first. It really upset me.

What was really good to see is students past and current making counter comments on the online article backing up the school.

Seeing Isaak's sun drawing just made me much happier.


Masshole Mommy said...

That's really sad that the newspaper let the article go without checking his facts first. What a shame. Someone should write a counter article?

Theresa Mahoney said...

I agree with Robin. Why can't someone else write a counter article? I am happy to hear that others got online and defended the school. This is why I hate the news. They are always focused on the bad. Why can't they bring more attention to the positive side too?

~ Noelle said...

i saw you send a link to this post for them to read more about the school... that sucks for them to write such a negative article

Eat To Live said...

Some people have no idea what they are talking about... but like you it would upset me too.

Now... you can look at Issaks picture and think sunny thoughts

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of when I saw a guy wearing a t-shirt that said: I just say anything.
I thought: Then please don't talk to me.

It is beyond sad that they didn't check his facts. I would hope someone would make an effort to counter him. ~Mary


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