An English professor, writing in the Times Union, chronicles SUNY Albany’s intellectual disintegration, and, in the process, comes up with a fitting new motto for the school (see my title).

UD has only one editorial suggestion:

EDUCATING DRUNK, UNCRITICAL HALF-LITERATES BY DESIGN

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4 Responses to ““Educating uncritical half-literates by design.””

  1. david foster Says:

    Pretty appalling, but this

    “UAlbany graduates will be the ideal employees of corporations: ready to take orders but unable to judge them ethically or analyze their social impact critically”

    ..is a cheap shot. I would think UAlbany graduates would be a much better fit as administrators in the typical public school system, who have far less need for discretionary judgment than the typical professional or management person in a business.

    The ritualistic slams on the corporate “other” by academics get rather tiring.

  2. Jeremy Bangs Says:

    “‘UAlbany graduates will be the ideal employees of corporations: ready to take orders but unable to judge them ethically or analyze their social impact critically’..is a cheap shot.”

    Not really – it’s just a little imprecise. When taking your order, UAlbany graduates will be able to ask if you’d like that with fries.

  3. francofou Says:

    “Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile;
    Filths savour but themselves. What have you done?…”

  4. theprofessor Says:

    My experience is that proffies who orate the longest about the wickedness of corporate life have little or no experience of it themselves.

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