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A professor who knows school is dumb?
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A professor who knows school is dumb?

Perhaps bombastic is a better term? I'm kind of tempted to put him as a bullshit artist in some ways.

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RE: A professor who knows school is dumb?

start with yourself (distrusting your convictions that is). Teachers are the worst of this equation. you guys are kind of like the marines. when we invade some sovreign nation your the ones firing the guns. without enough volunteers there would be no war.

seriously, if I walk up to you in the street and immediately bombard you with all of my passion and wonderful knowledge there is no way you would say im not crazy, yet somehow we put kids in front of you and call it sane.

the ONLY true way to be a teacher is to be available and attentive when solicited. transiently passing from teacher to teacher is almost like being an orphan being passed through the foster care system.

maybe you think you can rescue enough to justify your paycheck, but the disaster you got from mixing Holt with School is like mixing vinegar with bleach. yes, they both can work to clean things, but when combined they just kinda make something weird thats not good for anybody.

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A professor who knows school is dumb?

True that. That's the reason why people generally don't like preachers, either.

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