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  •  all too true. (6+ / 0-)

    I once spoke to a professor in my academic field and said "I'd like to teach this someday.  I'm not interested in research, but teaching.  How do I get into grad school for it?"

    He shook his head.  "You don't anymore, not at a major university.  They're all funded by research, which means corporate or DoD contracts.  If you want to teach nowadays, you go to a little liberal arts school in the middle of nowhere."

    So my choices were

    1. live in a horrible rural/Red area so I can teach
    2. research for profit

    Result: I am not employed in my academic field.

    Universities aren't there to teach.

    Disclaimer: I do not speak in any way for my employer.

    "A good president does what's possible and a great president changes what's possible." --sterno

    by sk4p on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 08:56:17 AM PST

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