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Registered: 2010-11-01 NC
Most of students have Iphones and fancy cars (we are a public school, so parents are not rich in most cases), and it usually about "fun" and "how easy this class is" and not "what will I learn".
I taught college classes for three years. I found the above to be true, esp. the part about not caring about learning, to be mostly true for the students that had somebody else, e.g. mommy and daddy, paying for college. Those who had jobs and were paying their own way were more serious. It is human nature to place higher value on things we have to make contributions towards, freebies get taken for granted.
I confess that mommy and daddy paid for my first degree when I was young and I had a bad attitude, too. College was about partying, not learning. When I returned to school in the 90's, my attitude had radically changed. It was my money, and I placed a much higher value on my time, which was now being pulled in many directions. If I was going to invest the time and money, by George, I wanted maximum return. And I had zero problem expecting my professors to earn the salaries I was paying them (though they liked me, because I had the confidence that comes with maturity to actively express my interest in learning the material).
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