Being in the Master’s program feels like the beginning of (what was for me) junior high school again.
I honestly must admit that I don’t know what I’m doing this time, but I know that I’ll catch on. This is because the required grade point average to stay off Academic Probation is at least a 3.0-which was what I scored before I fell apart in 2016-3.17, if you want to be technical about it.
I now major in a something that I really think is crap, but I need to get employment of some kind before this really takes off-EDUCATION.
Are you cereal, man? I still compose black metal on my Fender and my Jackson. What are you talking about? I’ve been a heavy metal guitar player for 32 years, okay?
Everyone knows that the American system of education sucks so bad that it swallows, too. Who do we blame for that?
Don’t blame the teacher unions, because I now realize how hard it is to get this degree.
Blame the Republicans.
It’s the Republican Party that wants a poorly-educated voting population so that they can continue to destroy the poor.
Look at the states the Republicans control.
Tennessee, Alabama (got lucky in that special election-and don’t deny it), Georgia, the Carolinas-poverty nearly all the way around. Texas is one of the few exceptions, because of their oil industry.
This, of course, has been a problem for the last thirty years-ever since Reagan began to gut social programs so that he could build the war machine. The last Republican who had any sense about this issue was Jerry Ford, because you must have a well-educated worker to maintain the best military in the world. You also must have soldiers who are excellent with the ability to think critically on the battlefield-and that leaves the Americans out. American soldiers are about as stupid as they come nowadays.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re wonder why I’m getting myself into a profession I don’t really like. While I feel a sense of dread as I enter this area, I must do it if I want to buy a house of my own-short of becoming wildly successful at this…it can happen! Furthermore, I can teach better than a lot of people because I’m going to show those kids that we’re really on the same team.
“Just get through the fucking thing, and you can get out of here and spend your summer with your chick rather than just waste time here. You’re going to have to do it anyway. Why not do it once?”
In other words, I understand how they feel and why they feel the way that they do. Hell, I still feel that way-and I’m 47! I always knew American society was a dead baby joke because of its hypocrisy.
Okay, so I’m learning the do’s and do not’s of being a Master’s candidate. I’ve screwed up before-and I learn from my mistakes…. unlike American voters.