[Milton-L] What have we become?

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Apr 16 19:34:57 EDT 2007



> Carol Barton wrote:
> 
> In the last thirty years, I have seen the professoriate degraded from
> role-models held (deservedly) in the highest esteem to service
> personnel respected by almost no one--especially not by many of their
> students, or the parents of those individuals. Students have been
> transmogrified from scholars grateful for the opportunity even to be
> failed by such respected members of the community to consumers who
> believe that because they pay tuition, they are entitled to the grade
> of their choice (whether or not it reflects the quality of the work
> they have done).

I suggest you read Chapters 1 & 2 of Raymond Williams, _The Country and
the City_. This sort of good-old-days nonsense belongs in a cartoon of
tobacco-spitting beareded oldsters sitting in front of a general store.

Carrol



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