My respect for professors has plummetted

Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread
Brian
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Re: Oh that's just great.
In reply to Great Bustard, 10 months ago

Brian wrote:

My son just started college, going into Mechanical Engineering.

First semester has calculus and physics. Just basic classes. beginning physics and calculus hasn't changed for 100 years or more. I could pull out my text books from 25 years ago and they would be perfectly adequate.

Don't get me wrong, if a professor writes a book that adds something to the field of study or shows new insight, then I can see the professor requiring a new book and making some money on it. But beginning physics and calculus...... give me a break.. We are talking higher education mafia.

How much do you think beginning physics books and calculus books are running these days?

They can't even get single payer health insurance working and you want something like that for higher education? 

If you think professors care about health insurance, you know nothing about the US. They typically have the best insurance coverage around. They don't have a clue about the real world.
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