Does a high school or college education guaranty you a job?
Apparently, Trina Thompson of New York City thinks so. The 27-year-old graduated in April, 2009 from Monroe College with a degree in information technology. The business school in the Bronx prides itself in providing career-development support during and after graduation.
Ms. Thompson, however, disagrees, claiming the school hasn’t tried hard enough to help her find a job. She filed a lawsuit in July, 2009, against the school asking for return of her $70,000 tuition expenses, and $2,000 for the stress she’s endured looking for work. The school responds that the suit is without merit.
You can read Trina Thompson’s complaint that was filed in court.
What do you think? Have you ever heard of a case like this? How much, if any, responsibility does a school have regarding your future once you graduate? Although most schools have job placement offices, should they be held liable when you don’t land a job right away? Should the state of the economy be taken into consideration? Since the country is currently seeing over 9% unemployment, is Ms. Thompson’s school at fault because of a weak economy?