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Re: Re: Re: The first cargo cults

by scain (Curate)
on Jan 11, 2002 at 21:32 UTC ( #138060=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread The first cargo cults

jepri,

You wrote:

Almost by definition, the people who teach science are the people who (didn't want to go it|couldn't cut it) in research

That is probably true as a generalization, but I can certainly think of exceptions. I, for instance, think of myself as a good researcher, and very much enjoy teaching. I would happily teach at the high school or college level, but the sad truth is I can't afford it. I have a family and gigantic student loans to pay back, so I can't give up my good job in industry (which I also enjoy) to take a huge pay cut to teach. :-/ It says something very sad about our education system that I am in this situation.

Scott


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by jepri (Parson) on Jan 11, 2002 at 22:20 UTC
    That was indeed terribly unfair of me, and I should have included a catagory for "does it for pleasure". I have had a couple of excellent teachers, and they were probably the thing that kept me in school. However I think we both have met the teachers I am referring to :(

    I'm sorry to hear you are trapped by your commitments, and I hope you manage to get some teaching in, because the best teachers I had were the people who came from industry or research.

    The whole education thing does seem weird, but nobody seem to have come up with some thing better.

    ____________________
    Jeremy
    I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

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