More and more colleges and universities are treating students as customers, showing them how to push a button or fill in a formula without teaching them how to think and solve problems. I might be old school, but I'd rather train and mentor my future colleagues instead of just showing students how to push a button.
I've been going to school since I was four years old. In those 30+ years, I've been the student of some very good teachers and some very bad teachers. The good teachers were good teachers not because they let me get away with not doing a homework or gave me extra credit on an exam. [...]
According to my mother, it was never a matter of IF I was going to go to college. It was a matter of when. I remember being very young and hearing her talk about my future career in the sciences. (Medicine is what really attracted me, but it was public health that really caught my [...]