Re: Tenure at Minnesota (fwd)

Tue, 24 Sep 1996 20:38:27 -0500

Eric, right on! dis-purse the uni-versity, diaspora, ... Let's not get
mad, just nomad our way down the road. Remember the Sophists. And also
remember to charge more than enough! And then some more.


On Tue, 24 Sep 1996, Eric Crump wrote:

> 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