For a student, the end result is the degree. It’s the piece of paper you need to give you access to a hopefully successful life with interesting opportunities. And certainly in the English education system, you’re paying a huge amount of money for it. If you don’t see the value in education as a process, then what is there to stop you simply paying someone to do the work for you? If all the matters is the end grade, and you have the money available, then it’s an absolutely sane and rational thing to do.
That’s what happens if you render education down into a transaction, and it becomes a transaction when all that people care about are the inputs and the outputs.
Hosni Mubarak: "I'd have no objection to people throwing stones, complaining about someone intentionally violating the ethical bounds of the academic system for profit seems entirely reasonable to me."
Hosni Mubarak: "Maybe if the company that I'm under contract with went under and I wanted to watch the world burn, but otherwise the NDA is really quite impressive."
Hosni Mubarak: "I'd also feel that it was unethical to do that to the client, although I'm aware this is possibly objectively odd given that the PhDs in particular are obvious academic fraud (for undergrad it's not published so the 'model essay' polite fiction may actually be true). "
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