Critic at Large: My father wasn’t so ‘foolish’ after all
Monday, November 2, 2009
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Today, we are encountering a new breed of parent: a college-educated adult who has the temerity to call professors and university officials to lobby for their children’s grades, question a grade and, in some cases, ask for and oversee recommendations. It is a vulgar intrusion, threatening the sanctity of academic integrity. It stems from the regrettable notion that a college is a job factory instead of an institute for learning. "Uneducated" parents from another era knew better....