All may not be lost. I was stunned to discover during the HBO Rolling Stones documentary that the choir on "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is a choir of grown-ups! Those are grown ladies singing, not boys! The ladies will just have to pick up the slack.
The thing to remember and emphasize is that the effectiveness of a school (relative to whatever preparation the students might have) is the cumulative result of a whole bunch of decisions made by individual teachers. Teachers can act in isolation and out of fear. They can also act in a network of support and trust. Networks of support and trust come from real monetary investment in the people doing the work. Etc. Etc Etc.
@ennaenirehtac It is just college, except for the fact that everyone has to have this weird conversation about it all the time.
Both this article and the previous one and the comments end up being about the same thing. You can say "I went to Harvard". You can say "Harvard is just college". But saying "I went to Harvard; Harvard is just college" starts a whole weird conversation of its own.
@En Vague Isn't it "Relax yourself girl, no pre-set plan"? I guess any excuse to go listen to it again is a good one...
As someone with a "II" at the end of my name, I am glad to know at last that I am not the only one.
I want to say I like the freedom of walking the earth unencumbered by any device, but a cellphone can easily be left in a drawer. I don't have a cellphone because I'm cheap and rarely need one. Phones are everywhere. No one needs to call me. I am okay with that.
I like Elizabeth Bishop and I do not feel like a poseur.