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- I'm banning internet surfing in my classes from here on out. Here's a good explanation of the issue. It's not to be mean, it's just that students tune out and get nothing from the class (and bring their compatriots down) when they're thoroughly distracted. My general feeling is that if students have something more important to do while I'm lecturing (my lectures require active participation on their part), they should probably go do it. And it's not like I don't know EXACTLY what they're doing. It's totally obvious, even with the back row.
- Here's a persuasive argument that not everyone should be in college. Although I think the doors of higher education should be open to anyone who works hard, I'm very inclined to agree. Some people just can't cut it, and it's a waste of everyone's time, money, and effort to pretend that they can.
- Ha! This is for my sister. See?!?!