I Want to Go Back to Private School

I am pissed. Our dear friend Pa Torg has an excellent post about why he and I are about to be screwed as grad students (and California is about to turn into a state full of community college level “universities”): “Ents Marching–This Even I Will Protest”

Thanks Pa Torg–you said it better than I could have, and I will get my angry Ent march on with you. Yudoff is an asshole. I want to go back to private school. (and our lovely public institution can kiss my underpaid butt goodbye because B got his first job offer today).

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6 Responses to I Want to Go Back to Private School

  1. shtina25 says:

    I'm sorry to hear about the union situation. But that's great news about Bryan's offer!! The first of many I am sure 🙂

  2. GardenGal says:

    Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. And a big SQUEEE! about B's first offer – hopefully we can catch up soon so we can learn all the details!

  3. u says:

    Wow. What's fascinating about this is that I imagine the school doesn't understand the enormity of the cuts. The sciences (the biological ones for sure, and likely the other natural sciences as well) fund their grad students with department money for the first year, and then grant money after that. I suspect engineering has some kind of mechanism in place too, and of course we know what happens with the biz kids. Neuro students rarely teach (and frankly can't afford to given how long each experiment takes.) So the school is essentially sacrificing their Humanities and Social Sciences programs, which are the departments that already receive the least support.

  4. mustang says:

    Ah, be careful about burning bridges today that you may wish to cross tomorrow. The trick is knowing which those are.

  5. K says:

    Thanks Mom, luckily none of those bridges know about this blog, and it isn't searchable on google.

  6. Farrar says:

    Congrats to B on his first job offer! And sorry about Cali schools

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