It's Not What You Know

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  1. windtalkerways

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    John Kallam graduated with a BA in criminology
    and entered the US Army. He served for 20 years
    beginning in the late 1930s. He was an investigator
    during the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals
    and stayed in Germany for many years organising
    civilian police forces in the post-war era. He also
    wrote numerous books on criminal justice. He
    retired from military service in the late 1950s
    at the rank of full colonel.

    Returning to Fresno, California, he began

    teaching criminology at what was then
    Fresno State College (later to become the
    California State University, Fresno). His
    work was well respected, but after about
    ten years of service, he was called to see
    the president of the college.

    He was informed that he could no longer teach

    with just a bachelor's degree. Times were changing,
    he was told, and the school demanded that faculty
    members hold a graduate degree. Merely having
    20 years of distinguished experience was no
    longer considered sufficient qualification to teach.
    All new faculty were being required to hold a
    doctorate, it was explained, and the school was
    actually doing him a favour by letting him keep
    his job by getting 'only' a master's degree.

    So John enrolled in a summer program at an

    out of state college. Three months of intensive
    seminars and then nine months of home study
    would get him his MA.

    On the first day of class, the instructor was

    taking roll. He stopped when he read John's
    name.

    "Are you related to the John Kallam who

    wrote the textbook we'll be using?" he asked.

    "I am the John Kallam who wrote the textbook

    you're using," came the dry response.
     
  2. curious n str8

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    thats just too funny :rolleyes:
     
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    Thats totaly brilliant!!
    Reminds me of an apprentice electrician I went to trade school with.
    He knew more than any of our teachers and was constantly correcting them
    when they screwed up during our classes.
     
  4. Sam1070

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    Yes, and this is so typical of the bureaucratic rules that shape every aspect of our lives. A rule is a rule is a rule. No exceptions. Absurd, but we are stuck!
     
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