[Marxism] The ’60s Begin to Fade as Liberal Professors Retire

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 15:05:34 MDT 2008

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Mark Lause <markalause at gmail.com> wrote:

> Surviving all of this is tough enough.  If you are coming at it from a
> blue collar family with no experience in higher education at all, your
> chances are about as good as being hit by truck.

Kep in mind, however, that in the natural sciences and engineering,
more than 50% of PhDs being granted in the USA go to students from
other countries (the largest numbers being from China, S. Korea,
Taiwan and India). Faculty in these disciplines are also increasingly
non-US citizens -- again, from the said countries.

How do these students learn the rules and become faculty? It *can't*
possibly be easier for them than for American blue-collar kids. Yet,
they are becoming faculty in the natural sciences and engineering, in
increasing numbers.

How do you explain this? Is something qualitatively different
happening in the natural sciences and engineering, that is not
happening in other parts of academia?


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