Carol Platt Liebau: Poor, Overwhelmed Professors

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Poor, Overwhelmed Professors

So, according to this piece, university professors are feeling overwhelmed by the volume of email they receive -- and annoyed at the often rude tone that students take in it.

Just a few observations. First, many of the demands that the professors are complaining about sound about equivalent to what law firm associates put up with -- minus, of course, the status and respect (not to mention tenure). Second, a lot of professors themselves -- and the leftist ideologies they espouse -- are responsible for the erosion of respect for authority generally. And now they're upset that the cultural tone they've worked to inculcate is coming back at them?



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