Friday, October 23, 2009

There Should Be More Out-Of-Work Professors

This article titled, Tracking Your Taxes: Millions Spent to Send Professors on Vacation, is "eye-popping" to say the least. Why are we sending presumably tenured college professors on "free vacations" on the taxpayer dime?

The National Endowment for the Humanities is spending our money on very "questionable" items such as "$167,000 for a four-week seminar for 16 teachers on 'how British and American poetry ... reflects the patterns of life'". That's $10,437.50 per teacher for a four week trip to England (presumably) for them to study what can easily be gleaned from a couple of history books in the library.

What a waste.

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