Stupid Jerkwad Dares to Take a Good University’s Name in Vain

I had to spoil my own blog’s birthday by going and reading a stupid post by a stupid ignoramus who blabs like a stupid idiot because she has nothing better to do with her stupid time. I used to like this stupid creature’s stupid blog but now I know better.

The stupid jerkwad said stupid and nasty things about my university. One of them is that we are losing faculty members because they are supposedly leaving for I don’t know where. I have discussed my university’s fantastic and absolutely exceptional hiring practices at length here, so I won’t repeat myself. I’d worked for three super-duper fancy schools before I came to this modest public school and I can give you my word that they were nasty, corrupt cesspools where exploitation of employees was rampant. My current university is, indeed, Utopia.edu compared to those fancy places where you could only hope to survive by outmaneuvering and out-intriguing everybody else.

And then this stupid, stupid, stupid blabberer goes and runs her nasty big mouth and offends a place where good people do good work. We apparently don’t have enough people bashing public education in this country. Now, faculty members (because this is who this useless fool claims to be) have to dump on universities they know nothing about just because they have nothing else to blog about on a Saturday.

Of course, I will not offer a link to this idiot’s offensive post. I don’t promote brainless fools who besmirch the reputation of a public university that provides cheap, high-quality education to people who wouldn’t be able to get educated otherwise and that treats its employees very fairly.

I feel very patriotic about this university, people. And any ignoramus who ventures to say anything critical about it does that at his or her own peril.

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6 comments on “Stupid Jerkwad Dares to Take a Good University’s Name in Vain

  1. I figure I know who you’re talking about. Another of her points is that fewer students are applying—but that’s true across the board and has nothing to do with your particular directional university. There’s a dip in the student-aged population, there are more for-profits advertising aggressively, and lots of people feel they don’t have the money for school and fear getting into debt for student loans. “Post hoc, ergo propter hoc” is a logical fallacy, but when logic fails on one point, I get suspicious about the whole argument.

    And it’s great to see someone so happy with her job. Actually, I’m pretty happy at my directional, too.

    • ” Another of her points is that fewer students are applying”

      - I don’t even know where that came from. We had our record number of applications this year. The enrollments have been growing steadily.

  2. Sigh. Americans do love to complain… without attempting to even present solutions to the problems we’re complaining about. Well that might mean the problem would get solved, and then where would our national pastime be! Seriously, I’m sure the education system in this country has problems. But drama won’t help anything. I went to public school all my life after the first grade, and I did fine. Not everyone can afford private school, not everyone can homeschool. As long as your child’s public school education is supplemented by a library card and you paying attention to that child (but not hovering — your parents, not caretakers — for example, don’t do your kids’ homework for them, my parents never bothered me about my homework and my father was a teacher!) then that kid should do fine.

    As for state universities and community colleges, they also provide a fine education even if they aren’t “name” schools. I don’t know where this idea that the only proper college degree is one that comes from a “famous” school like Yale or Harvard. If you ask me that’s one more bad thing to come out of the 80s along with the near worship of money and rich people that has tainted our culture.

    • “don’t do your kids’ homework for them, my parents never bothered me about my homework and my father was a teacher”

      - Again, EXACTLY!!!

      “I don’t know where this idea that the only proper college degree is one that comes from a “famous” school like Yale or Harvard. If you ask me that’s one more bad thing to come out of the 80s along with the near worship of money and rich people that has tainted our culture.”

      - I learned that the hard way. :-(

  3. The fact that some faculty are leaving your school is a sign of success. Very few faculty ever leave poor schools because they do not publish enough to build their career opportunities. Good schools are breeding grounds for great schools. I also agree with your observations about Ivy League schools. Most of them commit fraud by advertising faculty who will never teach an undergraduate student in any class. Many Ivy League students never receive instruction from a tenured faculty member. Mind you, given the low quality of some of those tenured faculty – for example in economics Paul Krugman and Larry Summers – the deal may be better than it seems! If I had a child attendingPrinceton or Harvard, I would urge them to look for adjunct teachers.

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