Celebrating a Year

May 19, 2010

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Last exam given. Now all that remains of the semester is a pile of papers and tests to grade and, hopefully, some bits of knowledge lodged somewhere in my students’ post-exam brains. We who teach are optimists. We believe that what we think is important truly is, and that passing on an understanding of how it all works is crucial to continuing culture as we know it. Even in the face of ever-increasing assaults by seductively instantaneous media and entertainment, we believe the masterpieces, the traditions, the acheivements of past centuries remain current. And that passing on knowledge, beyond a quick Wikipedia overview, is a worthwhile way to spend a life.

Written by mairmusic

May 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

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