Are we teaching a lie?

When you buy into a system that you think is going to guarantee a new chance and a new opportunity and it doesn’t deliver, what happens next?

This week, a judge dismissed a lawsuit against New York Law School filed by some of its own recent graduates. They claimed the school’s marketing misled them about their chances of getting jobs as lawyers. Robert Siegel talks with Frank Raimond, an attorney who represented them, about the impact of the ruling. Raimond has been filing similar complaints against other law schools across the country.

So when we are in the classrooms telling our students that if you study hard, then you will get into a good college and go onto law school or med school, are we telling a lie?

If we can’t motivate students to work hard with the promise of a future, then how do we motivate students?