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js291955 104 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 10, 2016 6:23 AM Member since: May 31, 2009
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  • Market Watch has a good story called "Do elite colleges really lead to higher salaries?"

    Their conclusion is "A diploma from a highly selective (elite) college means higher pay in certain fields. In others, it makes almost no difference at all.

    The programs where there is NO DIFFERENCE at all in salaries are the STEM programs, i.e. ESI's programs.

    Here's what they said:

    "What we found startled us. For STEM-related majors, average earnings don’t vary much among the college categories. For example, we find no statistically significant differences in average earnings for science majors between selective schools and either midtier or less-selective schools. Likewise, there’s no significant earnings difference between engineering graduates from selective and less-selective colleges, and only a marginally significant difference between selective and midtier colleges.

    What’s going on? For potential employers, the skills students learn in these fields appear to trump prestige—possibly because curricula are relatively standardized and there’s a commonly accepted body of knowledge students must absorb. So, a student may not need to attend the best possible school to ensure a good salary after graduation. (It’s important to note that we controlled for numerous other factors that might influence postgraduation earnings, such as family income, race/ethnicity, gender, marital status, SAT score, postgraduate degree and age at graduation and more.)"

  • js291955 js291955 Feb 7, 2016 7:46 PM Flag

    As usual, the two biggest deadbeat losers in the history of education, quantass and drew the shrew, have nothing substantive to say. Write #$%$, wipe, repeat.

  • Reply to

    Bad Faith about Nothing

    by drew.blake22 Feb 6, 2016 10:08 PM
    js291955 js291955 Feb 7, 2016 7:42 PM Flag

    Drivel, drivel, dribble. Wipe the saliva off your face.

  • You don't need overtime for a good IT job. Many IT jobs pay more than $100/hour and the best programmers can charge close to $1000/hour.

    The key sentences in the following story:
    1. "Every talented engineer I know has a job." (Quantass is obviously not talented.)
    2. "I’d rather control my own destiny ..." (Quantass will let the Feds control his destiny.)
    3. "big companies and startups alike are paying top dollar" (Quantass would rather live on welfare)

    From Bloomberg:

    "James Knight recently made an unorthodox career move for a 27-year-old coder: quitting a well-paid gig writing software for Google to go freelance. No more gold-plated benefits or million-dollar views from Google's Manhattan office.

    Knight is willing to sacrifice those perks because as an independent he’s pulling down about twice as much as he did at Google. He has more freedom. In March, Knight and his wife plan to travel to Spain and across Europe—all the while writing code for a dating app and a self-portrait app, among others.

    "I’d rather control my own destiny and take on the risk and forgo the benefits of nap pods and food," Knight says.

    Amid an accelerating war for tech talent, big companies and startups alike are paying top dollar—as much as $1,000 a hour, according to a person who gets coders gigs—for freelancers with the right combination of skills. While companies still recruit many of the best minds, they're turning to independent software developers to get a stalled project moving..

    Last spring, Aaron Rubin hired a freelance coder through recruiter Toptal for about four weeks to help get ShipHero, his cloud-based logistics startup, off the ground. "To find someone that talented in New York in three days was never going to happen," Rubin says. "Every talented engineer I know has a job."

    Independent software developers like Knight represent an elite echelon of the so-called Gig Economy—a 53-million-strong army of freelancers who now account for one in three workers.

  • js291955 js291955 Feb 5, 2016 1:48 AM Flag

    Just TRYING to read the #$%$ that Drew the Shrew posts is enough to make you dizzy because it all comes from a psychotic mind. None of it makes sense and trying to understand it will only drive you insane, like quantass.

  • DV and CPLA initiated with an Outperform.
    LOPE and STRA initiated with a Neutral.

    Credit Suisse does not currently cover ESI but I would expect an Outperform rating soon.
    ESI only has to go to $4 and anyone who buys at $2.75 would have a 45% gain.
    There are aren't going to be many stocks in 2016 with a 45% gain!

    It's a very positive development that for-profits are seen as value plays.

    Fidelity gives ESI a 7.4 (Bullish) out of 10 rating.

    Consensus estimate is for an EPS of 18 cents with an estimated earnings announcement date of Feb. 11.

  • Reply to

    I found out an interesting statistics

    by victlvnr Feb 1, 2016 8:57 PM
    js291955 js291955 Feb 2, 2016 1:19 AM Flag

    That is interesting.

  • js291955 js291955 Feb 1, 2016 6:34 AM Flag

    I agree that the Management Objectives for 2016 are a reason to be optimistic. I especially like numbers 1, 2, 5, 8, and 9. If they achieve all of these, we'll be looking at a much higher stock price.

    1. Resolve (through settlement or otherwise) outstanding legal and regulatory matters involving the Company 20%

    2. Increase the 2016 weighted average graduation rate for ITT Technical Institute (calculated utilizing a completion period equal to 1.5 times the anticipated program duration for a full-time student) 20%

    3. Improve the 2016 ITT Technical Institute quarterly student evaluation average score 10%

    4. Improve the average NCLEX score of the 2016 graduates of the Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences nursing program 10%

    5. Establish relationships with Corporate Partners to deliver customized corporate training and other educational services 10%

    6. Design, develop and obtain the necessary regulatory authorizations to offer an alternative delivery methodology for an accredited degree program 10%

    7. Design, develop and implement a revised marketing and advertising campaign for ITT Technical Institute 10%

    8. Obtain the requisite federal, state and accrediting commission authorizations for the ITT Technical Institutes to offer new diploma and/or degree programs 5%

    9. Obtain the requisite federal, state and accrediting commission authorizations for the ITT Technical Institutes to open new campus locations 5%

  • He (or it) would help students get free money from the government. Instead, he and quantass are trying to rip off the government (which will never happen).

    "High school graduates are passing up billions of dollars in free money to help them pay for college, a new analysis suggests. By not filling out or completing the free application for federal student aid, or FAFSA, high school graduates lost out on as much as $2.7 billion in financial aid they wouldn’t have to pay back in the last academic year, according to a study published Wednesday by NerdWallet, a personal finance site. Researchers at the site came to that conclusion by estimating the number of high-school students who didn’t file the FAFSA who would also be eligible for Pell Grants, the free money the federal government gives to low- and moderate-income students.

    “The FAFSA is really the gateway to getting federal aid,” said Nonso Maduka, a financial-aid expert at NerdWallet. So even if a student is eligible for a Pell Grant, she won’t get it unless she fills out the form. That also applies to federal student loans and in many cases different types of college or state-specific grants or loans.

    The NerdWallet study indicates that more than 1 million students either aren’t filling out the FAFSA at all or are starting and not completing the form. The analysis does cover high school graduates who may be Pell eligible but who may not go to college, so it likely overestimates the total amount of money students are giving up. Still, there are a variety of reasons why a prospective college student may not fill out the form and pass up their chance at aid — they may think they’re ineligible or get scared off by the length of the application and the information required, said Maduka. "

  • js291955 js291955 Jan 22, 2016 9:24 AM Flag

    There is one thing that everyone (including drew's numbnut friends kirk the jerk, willy boy, and the quantum queen) can agree on. Drew's knowledge of accounting fits on the head of his pin.

    Drew thinks there's a boycott because everyone avoids him like the plague. No one dares come near him for fear of being infected by his stupidity.


    I've copied what ESI said about the $18.2 million tax refund they expect to receive in Q1 2016.

    "The Company ... expects to receive a federal income tax refund (the “Refund”) in an estimated amount of approximately $18.2 million in connection with a claim to carry back its 2014 net operating loss to the tax year ended December 31, 2012..

    As a result of its expectation related to the Refund, the Company expects to prepay approximately $12.1 million of the Loans upon the receipt of the Refund.


  • js291955 js291955 Jan 22, 2016 7:29 AM Flag

    It's pretty obvious that ESI is being influenced by lots of bogus news stories that just get recycled through many news outlets desperate for stories. These news stories are about as reliable as Drew's self manipulation which just exposes his impotence.

  • Reply to

    Wayne Kerr has been voted as new CEO.

    by drew.blake22 Jan 16, 2016 6:49 PM
    js291955 js291955 Jan 20, 2016 6:15 AM Flag

    What a dummy you are quatum nut job.

    The whole market is crashing. No one gives a #$%$ about fundamentals.

  • Reply to

    Wayne Kerr has been voted as new CEO.

    by drew.blake22 Jan 16, 2016 6:49 PM
    js291955 js291955 Jan 19, 2016 7:18 AM Flag

    Wayne Kerr = Drew Blake

  • Reply to

    Wayne Kerr has been voted as new CEO.

    by drew.blake22 Jan 16, 2016 6:49 PM
    js291955 js291955 Jan 19, 2016 4:46 AM Flag

    A more sly use of the word #$%$'. If someone is said to be a Wayne Kerr, they are probably either an idiot, #$%$ or some wanna be jerk!!

    "Check out that dude in his tight leather pants"
    "Must be a Wayne Kerr" or "maybe a Drew Blake".

  • Reply to

    Wayne Kerr has been voted as new CEO.

    by drew.blake22 Jan 16, 2016 6:49 PM
    js291955 js291955 Jan 19, 2016 4:07 AM Flag

    Wayne Kerr (born 14 March 1985 in Dublin, Ireland) is a rugby league player for Oldham Roughyeds in the Championship One. He is an Ireland international.[1] He has previously played for London Skolars[2] and Carlow Crusaders.

    He was a member of the Ireland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, and went on to make one appearance in the tournament.[2]

    He now plays Rugby Union with Cill Dara RFC. He plays blindside flanker (number 6).

  • Reply to

    Good News!

    by quantumspeedforever Jan 15, 2016 5:53 PM
    js291955 js291955 Jan 19, 2016 4:05 AM Flag

    The short answer is YES. They have already restricted him from speaking to the media.

  • js291955 js291955 Jan 17, 2016 4:00 AM Flag

    Hey Kirk the Jerk. Everything you've written here is false. The ONLY reason ESI stock price is low is because we are now in a strong economy. Everyone but you knows that enrollment in colleges and universities drops during times when the economy is strong. When the economy weakens, as it inevitably will, enrollment at colleges and universities will increase dramatically.

    I think you actually believe what you write. That's pretty pathetic.

  • Reply to

    Good News!

    by quantumspeedforever Jan 15, 2016 5:53 PM
    js291955 js291955 Jan 15, 2016 9:23 PM Flag

    Rohit Bo Beep is a #$%$. A deadbeat just like you.

  • js291955 js291955 Jan 15, 2016 12:37 AM Flag

    IT's default rate is continuing to go down.

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