"Academe is like a compass providing effective guidance for parents and students on the areas of learning focus. Academe has two distinct features which stand out from other learning tools available in the marketplace. "
"Academe is like any other institution JC, you rock the boat you get a slap, you try and tip the boat and your career ends. A post grad is like any other "young turk" out of training, they soon realise that your funding dries up when you do things that threaten the status quo. So the ones who continue to question disappear and the remainder do what most people do when faced with the option of work or poverty, they sell out. Which type are you? "
"Academe is like no other industry. Careers are for life because you really can't get a job anywhere else after you've been tenured, with exceptions for superstars and those willing to drop down several tiers. This is the stuff of nightmares for faculty, and I'm sure there will be some hard questions asked of presidents and boards around the country over the coming weeks."
"She is aware that criticising liberal education within academe is like criticising motherhood in a maternity ward."
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