November 11, 2010


I just want to take a moment of appreciation for that dwindling body of 'old school' teachers, the members of the teaching academia who, against the odds, value education over entertainment, who value fact over opinion, who value the nuanced over the shallow, who value truth over falsity, who value substance over form, who value knowledge over over ignorance. You are increasingly viewed as obsolete, and thus marginalized, in American academia. You are the seed corn eaten (up and spit out) rather than planted, tended to, and nurtured. You gave it a good run, but it is over. The barbarians (marketeers) have won.