Here’s Your Box: The Dismal Nature of Higher Education


How often have we begged, pleaded, or cajoled our students, “You have to think OUTSIDE the BOX!” I know I have. But, a couple of years ago, I got tired of using this aphorism (link: “Destroy the Box”). More contemplation led me to believe this is really a weak proposition. Last week, I came to…

Deer Perfessor Yuo Suk


Warning: my diatribe below consists of mostly rant, with excerpts of real-world writing samples from previous students. I will also indict most of Kindergarten through High School Education. I say most as the factors with the least blame, in my opinion, are the teachers themselves. However, my attitude towards K-12 teachers is changing, too. I…

If All Else Fails, Blame China


I’ve spent the last year educating myself about economics. Why economics? Simply put, government bureaucrats use the Ignorance of the Masses to push through economic policies which superficially sound well-grounded yet have dangerous and harmful downstream effects. Being ignorant myself of economics, I did recognize many U.S. foreign and economic policies were damaging in the…

What Is The World’s Toughest Job?


And, it’s not the job you think. As an instructor, teacher, lecturer, coach, whatever the role, I honestly do have an interest in helping people be successful in their academic career. Helping students become successful hopefully results in successful people, resulting in a better, more educated, more productive society. Everyone wins! Not everyone begins college…