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1 posted on 02/23/2013 6:55:24 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What is a 1D2 student?


2 posted on 02/23/2013 7:09:32 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

Excellent article. I had no idea that a State school could have a 1:3 ratio of administers to students! I knew it was bad, but I had no idea it was this bad.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 7:09:41 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Kaslin

Anyone that’s still bent on persuing a higher degree is a Useful Idiot unless they’re learning a trade. I’ll even throw lawyers in there for good measure, LOL!


4 posted on 02/23/2013 7:14:57 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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Why doesn't the author mention First Things? I was a charter subscriber in the mid-1980s, when I was a college student, so it's not as if it's an unknown, new publication.
5 posted on 02/23/2013 7:29:51 AM PST by Tax-chick (Whatever happens, I'll get through it. Or die trying.)
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My my. Whatever are these poor people gonna do with themselves all evening in their cold, dark flats - huddled from the fury outside behind a dozen dead bolts, with no safe egress to go get a replacement pair of reading glasses at the hopefully-not-yet-burned-out corner store - once their savior Obama brings the lights down at the conclusion of his fundamental transformation?


8 posted on 02/23/2013 9:21:18 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Kaslin
I think a student who wants a good education at a state university (not a "flagship" research university or an expensive private college) can still do so but it is up to him or her to want to learn, not just figure out how to do the least amount of work for the grade.

Part of the problem is that students enter college knowing much less than they should after attending public schools--or being misinformed. I have been told that in the local public schools students are taught that at the time of Columbus people thought that the world was flat.

At public universities there may be pressure not to fail too many students because their tuition money is needed--so college courses become the equivalent of a high school course of 50 years ago. Plus student evaluations put pressure on instructors, especially those who do not have tenure, to keep the students happy, and making the course too hard may result in low student evaluation scores...which administrators have been known to treat as if they were Holy Writ.

10 posted on 02/23/2013 9:45:28 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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