[Milton-L] Why teachers retire early if they can afford it

Carol Barton cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
Wed Jun 11 14:05:14 EDT 2008


Look again, James:
And to think that this is the only subject that we have to
> take four credits of?

When In life who cares if you know

The only way you'll ever need to know this crap is
> you become a English major

and they become is teachers, writers, and

I think he needs a few more English courses. Perhaps he can take them 
with Stan?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Rovira" <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Why teachers retire early if they can afford 
it


> My wife taught HS English this last year and forwarded this message 
> to
> me from one of her students:
>
> *****
>
> The final essay question on my exam was a self-assessment of what 
> the
> students learned in class, the assignments that interested them, 
> etc.
> I thought you would find this student's response humourous:
>
> "I haven't really learned anything in English this year. Hell, I
> haven't since around seventh grade. It's the most pointless subject
> I've taken. And to think that this is the only subject that we have 
> to
> take four credits of? When In life who cares if you know MLA or what 
> a
> freaking stanza is. The only way you'll ever need to know this crap 
> is
> you become a English major and they become is teachers, writers, and
> drankards. This is by far the most pointless subject I've ever taken
> (and I've taken paranormal sciences)."
>
> ******
>
> Except for misspelling the word "drunkard" he expresses himself 
> well,
> so I hope she told him he has indeed learned something from his
> English classes :).
>
> Jim R
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