Friday, February 14, 2003

My professor dresses poorly and I want my money back 

And then, there are those students of Seton Hall, who decided to use to lay some serious smack on a professor. An "Amish pilgrim" -- what is that? Complaints about her moped color, clothes and a bad dye job. What, they're not showing Sally on the TV in the student lounge any more? (Is she still even on?) More worrisome were the compliments, telling the complainers to stop it, since they are all getting A's and the course was easy.

The professor replied by email to the class thus:

"All I can say is that the comments confirmed to me what I had to keep to myself all semester: that most of you mental midgets are the most immature, sheltered, homophobic, sexist, racist, lying sacks of s�t I have ever met in my life. ...Seton Hall may be kissing you're a�es now, but out here in the real world, brats like you will be eaten for breakfast."
The story is up at both Critical Mass and Brian Micklethwait's Edublog. Brian's take:
Consumer sovereignty comes slap up against producer sovereignty. Teach how you want, and take the consequences in student abuse. Say what you want about your teacher, and hear what she has to say right back at you.