True teachers must live with the prospect that most of those they teach over a lifetime will not remember their names or what they were taught. They must endure George Bernard Shaw's famous aphorism that "He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches." That was in Shaw's The Revolutionist's Handbook. In the same section of aphorisms, under the heading "Education," he added, "No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot."…TAMAR LEWIN
In most states, it is now tuition payments, not state appropriations, that cover most of the budget…Daniel J. Ennis
nobody has offered a compelling reason why America continues to overproduce doctorates in the face of a market that screams "stop!"…The Knowledge Maven
until we wrestle the Smugness Angel to the ground we won’t get a handle on the doctoral overproduction problem (if there is one). It isn't the hope of some future job satisfaction that pushes folks to burn a near-decade of life on a piece of paper, it is self-satisfaction…
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