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16 November 2011 @ 09:53 am
Sadly accurate quote from Jacques Barzun  
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Barzun

That's the quote of the day from my day planner.

Truer words were never spoken!  I mean, in class students are not paying attention to instructors.  It seems like parents expect teachers to do  more with students while giving them less and less support.  Administrators don't do squat for anybody, near as I can tell.  This seems to apply at all levels of academics, from elementary school up through college...but  I guess I'm not all that involved with primary schools so what do I know, really?

Anyway.  Yeah.  That Jacques guy that I've never heard of before?  I think he's right on this one.
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