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  •  The careerist ethic pervades education. (3+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites, ER Doc, samanthab

    Why should elementary school be any different?  

    I've seen it at the undergraduate and graduate school level in science.  People more passionate about their careers than about their research.  It's been disheartening to watch.  More effort and thought spent trying to maneuver into the "right" lab, work with the "right" person, and publish in the "right" journals, than reading the literature past 5 (2?) years ago and actually thinking about what you are doing.  And the average age for a first RO1 (independent investigator grant) from NIH keeps going up - now in the early 40s.  The cream used to rise to the top.  Now it's largely the scum.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 04:05:09 PM PDT

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