Would I Do It Again?


Now that I’m done, I have to ask myself: would I do this again?

Basically, after taxes and stipends from my district, I have got this degree for (almost) free. I like that. I like that a lot.

But, was it worth it? Was it worth having the fight Lamar trying to get a straight answer out of them? Was it worth catching representatives in bold-faced lies? Was it worth the BS assignments that were worded so poorly that even the TA couldn’t explain what to do?

Honestly, no. I would have taken my money elsewhere. A different school. Something other than Lamar. Every time I walk into my teacher’s lounge at school and see the poster advertising the program, I want to throw it away. Every time I get an e-mail from the district promoting the partnership, I want to respond by sending them the link to this blog.

I skipped my graduation. I passed on the pomp and circumstance. Why? Because I hated the program so much that I refused to give them any more of my money.

Please, if you are wandering on my site after doing a random search engine of the Lamar Academic Nightmare, please go through and read a snippet of my saga. E-mail if you have any questions. And good luck.


3 responses »

  1. This is the second time in my life I’ve attended Lamar University and I can guarantee it will be my last time. The experience was dreadful both times. I’ve never seen such a disfunctional system. I don’t know how in the world they maintain their accreditation. I’ve also attended San Jacinto College and U of H Clear Lake. Both of these institutions are great. I will discourage every educator I speak with from attending Lamar University for any purpose but especially to obtain a degree through the Academic Partnership. The old adage is certainly true in this case, “You get what you pay for.” In this case, I paid to educate myself and had to battle the system at Lamar to do so. To put it crudely, but with great sincerity, “Lamar University sucks!”

    • I have friends in the Counseling program right now, and I think they finally understand what I went through. I hope that through my blog I have been able to warn at least a few people. I know that a few years ago, when you googled Lamar Academic Partnership, this blog was the first link to pop up.

  2. Hey there,

    I had some questions about the Academic Partnership program at Lamar, is there a way so can contact you?

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