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Originally posted by HonestBrother:
EP, I'm sorry for your disillusionment. College professors ARE paid to be competent teachers in their area of expertise. Having said this, some college professors are INDEED deep penetrating original thinkers. But most are merely well trained competent thinkers whose primary concern is keeping their careers on track.


Welcome To Reality

Point well taken. When I was an undergraduate, I too entered college expecting to be surrounded by power intellectuals. After watching episodes of Bill Cosby's TV show series, It's A Different World as a kid, I imagined college consisted of people just sitting around having "deep" discussions that were always meaningful and relevant to the lives of Black people. After my first year as a freshman, however, I soon realized that these discussions were to be taken place OUTSIDE the classroom. Inside the classoom, the professor's purpose for being there was to equip students with basic skills that will hopefully make them qualified for an entry-level job. An Economics professor's job, for example, was to teach her students the concept of supply and demand. Therefore, most people, unless they are planning to be scholars, attend college with the expectation that a college degree will make them more attractive to prospective employers OR to attain higher salaries in the positions with which they already hold.
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