Re: grading ourselves to death

Eric Crump (wleric@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 11:49:18 -0500

College is the most irresistable voluntary activity I've ever seen. The
social pressure to get a college degree (not necessarily an education) is
a palpable force in the lives of most young adults. Voluntary? Nominally.

Besides, even if arrival at the academic institution's water trough was
voluntary, we still insist on telling students what to drink, when to
drink, how to drink, and when we think they ought to be sated.

Thirst? Never crosses our mind that their thirst might be the most
important condition to consider for reaching *our* goals as well as

--Eric Crump