Re: Tenure at Minnesota (fwd)

Eric Crump (wleric@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Tue, 24 Sep 1996 19:15:05 -0500

On Tue, 24 Sep 1996, Marcy Bauman wrote:
-->We all ought to be thinking about what else we could do that might be
-->fun. (And I mean that to sound sort of flip.)

Flippiness aside, Marcy's right on the money yere (and I use 'money'
intentionally :)

We ought to be thinking about alternatives to institutional education.
It's not really a going concern, unless you count 'going to pot.'

I keep thinking that the moves to wipe out tenure, to downsize the
universities, to increase tuition while undercutting faculty, are all
opportunities we might seize. What looks evil may actually be liberating!
Thing is, we gotta quit thinking colleges and universities and public
school systems are the only places where teachers can ply their trade.

Come to think of it, they may be the *worst* places for teachers to ply
their trade.

Anybody wanna start a new gig?

--Eric Crump