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. As someone who has been involved in graduate edu...

2007-12-14T05:32:00.000-08:00

. As someone who has been involved in graduate education for many years as a mature student Leo's project cries out to me with a resounding personal tone. Told over and over by professors and tutors that I was to participate as an observer because it was the professors,the young (and often for some strange societal reason those who held law degrees) who held the keys to the future of my prespective field, I was in turn subjected to lectures which were quite honestly condsending and tired. Such has been not an experience of attitude but a ongoing phenomenon of "unnatural selection" and prejudice where only the chosen and most eligible are thought of as valuable or capable enough to inspire earnest teaching and full oppurtunity. Such is not life, as the 1980ish addage would tell us, it is a sympton of an decaying system of authority and "get it right" attitudes. Getting it right in all areas of intellectual endeavor is truly a matter of originality and diverse talent. Let's work on Leo's idea of opening the world up to education in it's fullest and most expansive dynamic.
I will pledge to write to all those who I know personally in higher education to introduce them to this site and to Leo's cause. I truly hope others will also offer support and attention to this very compelling suggestion to this very public yet personal matter.
Thank you,
Rebecca Farinas