Mr. (Dr.) Krugman-They Work Hard For The Money

25 Mar

  This one’s for you, Toph.

 Seeing as how you may be one of the major-league culprits targeted.  I’m not sure if you qualify,… but I’m bettin’ they want your ass.

 F*#king morons.  Yeah,—— vote Santorum.  If you want to regress a hundred years in the blink of an eye.

 Make sure you read the WaPo article. It’ll make your day.

March 25, 2012, 6:01 pm

They Work Hard For The Money

OK, I wasn’t going to post anything else, but as Robert Farley says, this WaPo piece on underworked college teachers is outrageous.

Yes, people like me have a very nice life — and if you want to condemn the luxurious lives of faculty at elite research universities, fine.

But the idea that faculty at big state schools, let alone community colleges, have it easy is just mind-boggling. I’ve visited a lot of these places and talked to a lot of these people, largely, I’m sorry to say, because they buy lots of textbooks. But I like the people — smart, highly educated people without the ego things all too common at more prestigious schools — very much. And I always come away awed by just how hard they work — how many class preps they have to do, how much time they spend with students, all for salaries that are a fraction of what people with similar qualifications earn in the private sector.

Of all the people to pick on …


Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Economy, Education, Politics


2 responses to “Mr. (Dr.) Krugman-They Work Hard For The Money

  1. toph

    March 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Wow … that has to be one of the most utterly clueless Op-Ed’s I have seen in a while. Professors in the liberal arts don’t make shit, and the ones in the sciences and engineering could make wayyyyy more in the private sector.

  2. h2dog

    March 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Thought you’d get a kick out of that.
    You know,… that’s something we’ve heard constantly for a few years now from the crazies. Gummint workers make more than their private sector counterpoints.
    And we both know that that’s nowhere near true.
    But they keep repeating the lie.


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