Duty

Neil Tyson’s story of how Carl Sagan influenced his career should be Rule Number One for all educators:

“I have this duty to respond to students who are inquiring about the universe as a career path, to respond to them in the way that Carl Sagan responded to me.”

And Robert Talbert reminds us, “The problem is not the students.”

“Education is about students. It is about caring for them, pushing them, helping them, working with them rather than against them. Take a good long look at your reasons for being in higher ed. If students are not at the center, you are doing it wrong.”

[More to come soon.]

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