It’s Funny Because It’s True

Via Dean Dad:

Learning to manage difficult students is part of teaching. I knew a professor at Proprietary U who was fresh out of grad school, where she had been trained in finding ever-more-finely-ground evidence of social injustice in the unlikeliest places. Her first class ate her alive. Her exquisite sensitivity left her without the thick skin needed to handle actual people.

This is, in large part, what graduate schools of education do best (my wonderful wife being a glaring exception *g*).

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One response to “It’s Funny Because It’s True

  • protoscholar

    Hey, even I didn’t escape unscathed. I used the phrase “social capital” in a conversation today. I’m just conflicted about it, whereas some of them swallow it hook, line, and sinker. That made me the token conservative.

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