When the flood of vitriolic responses to the ad began, my first reaction was relief. I had spent the entire day grading papers and was relieved that since these children were not my responsibility, I could simply mail the students’ papers to their moms and dads to grade! But of course, that is a ridiculous notion. As a teacher, I have unique responsibilities to the students in my classroom at Tulane University, and I embrace those responsibilities. It is why I love my job.Used to be those attending a university would have been considered adults or young adults by their professors. I wonder how students at Tulane feel about having a professor who sees them as children. I wonder how they feel about having a prof like Harris-Perry who sees them as being part of some collectivist hive.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
She gets even more strange
Talkin' about Melissa Harris-Perry. She's been getting blistered for her MSNBC promo where she says parents need to give up the idea their kids belong to them. Harris-Perry says kids belong to their community. Then I saw by way of Twitter how Harris-Perry has taken to her blog, where she says, in part: