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Our students are not products, commodities or statistics—they are the future and it is our job—no, it is our privilege—to teach each one as if he or she were our own child; to dream no less for them than we do for our own children. Teachers, more than others, are those who, to paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, see the hopelessness in the task they are given and yet are determined to make it otherwise.
Professor Steve Volk, during his U.S. Professor of the Year award acceptance speech.

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sarahstocracy:

Four professors at Oberlin College - Marc Blecher, Steve Crowley, Chris Howell, Steve Volk - started the first major petition for the Occupy Wall Street movement for professors:

“We, the undersigned college and university professors, stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movements in New York City, around the country, and around the world. We do so in the knowledge that the dramatic increases in poverty, joblessness and economic insecurity in our society are directly related to the extraordinary rise in inequality, particularly the wealth captured by the 1% of our population, which has deeply corrupted our political system.  We stand united with the 99% to take back our economy and government from the 1%.”

Ask your professors to sign it today!

Our professors don’t just sit around. They get up and do. 

sarahstocracy:

Four professors at Oberlin College - Marc Blecher, Steve Crowley, Chris Howell, Steve Volk - started the first major petition for the Occupy Wall Street movement for professors:

We, the undersigned college and university professors, stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movements in New York City, around the country, and around the world. We do so in the knowledge that the dramatic increases in poverty, joblessness and economic insecurity in our society are directly related to the extraordinary rise in inequality, particularly the wealth captured by the 1% of our population, which has deeply corrupted our political system.  We stand united with the 99% to take back our economy and government from the 1%.”

Ask your professors to sign it today!

Our professors don’t just sit around. They get up and do. 

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