I just want to have a little fun today at the expense of our fine educational establishments, if you don’t mind. The Mallard Fillmore comic strip is one of my favorites, as you probably know if you have read any number of my posts. It had a three-part series this week that I thought was quite amusing, taking aim at the loss of basic knowledge in our society. Perhaps we all ought to try this and see what happens:
And how can I omit my own sphere, that which is sometimes referred to as higher education?
I don’t believe in tenure of that type. A nice rolling contract is fine, but we all need to be held accountable for the quality of what we do in the classroom. No one should get a free ride.
Education that is judged on merit, not length of time served or the political correctness of what one teaches—imagine that!