Recently things have become confusing. The Great State of Maryland, in its infinite wisdom (and I remember the days when infinite wisdom meant something, like never ending wisdom) decided to regulate Massage Therapists. Because the field is so complicated and requires a professional school, it was decided that they should be put under the Chiropractors, who would certainly know exactly how to regulate Massage Therapists.
Naturally, a college education was required. And so on and so forth. And, being a typical Legislative body, the entire Regulatory package passed intact and became law. And everyone was happy except the Massage Therapists. They didn't think a college education was necessary. And, they are upset. It seems that Maryland is the only state that requires them to have a college degree. It was described to me as "unconstitutional, illegal...." and somewhere in there I stopped listening. I already knew the answer to the real problem. All I had to do was to wait for my turn to talk, after they had vented sufficiently. They weren't going to like the answer either.
They needed to organize and go to the Legislature, and represent themself, and get the law changed. Plain and simple. I was thinking about some of the other things I had recently been told. Like the fact that kids no longer learned to write in cursive, except to sign their name. They learned to print and that was it. No wonder they thought it was unconstitutional that a state would regulate commerce within its borders, they had never read the Constitution. I read it the first time in the 7th grade in my Civics Class. The whole thing.
I was also 'clued in' that a college education is now what a high school education was because of something called 'grade inflation'. The normal curve is gone and 80% of the class gets an 'A', while the next 10% gets a 'B', and everyone else gets a 'C'. Evidently no one fails. And the old pink is the new grey. 'They' ought to rethink letting me blog.
I never really understood why people would want to home school their kids. Now, I know. My friends have two autistic kids. The school systems want their kids because they do so well on the standardized tests. They do well, because they get a lot of work at home. The parents are more than just proactive, they got educated on their kids illness and are probably better teachers than the ones that they run into in the school systems.
She's still laughing at me because I thought that getting a college education meant you learned to think. Ha. Fooled me.