My Senior Gift Pictorally: UT Diplomas

because have a degree to "prove" it. However, this is the brainwashed mentality that we receive while being "schooled" in the United States.

"I have never let schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
The next time you see a fellow UT student, ask him/her this question:

What do you plan to do with your degree?

University of Tennessee

Once the grades and diplomas (standardization and control of students) has expired at UT, FREEDOM will finally grace the classrooms and students will no longer feel pressured to do:

There will also be no pressure to meet deadlines, as true learning occurs over time and is stifled because of time constraints. Have you ever noticed how few students remember what their assignment was about or what they learned after turning in a project or lab with a time constraint—sleep and food were luxuries.

Back to the subject at hand, the "education" (or lack of) at the University of Tennessee. One thing I could never understand was, why our instructors would never let us have class outside when we had warm weather. Our instructors must have thought that if we were to leave the four-walls that we were being instructed in, we would no longer pay attention or "learn" anything, but that's assuming that either one happened in the first place! I guess they felt that by keeping us in the classroom that we would be more likely to pay attention.

What is the deal with the classroom—the 4-walls attitude towards education? Why do so many "educators" (used loosely) believe that if a class is taught outside the 4-walls that "learning" cannot be done or that the class will not pay attention?

...I feel trapped sometimes within the four walls sitting at a desk next to my fellow "inmates"...

I don't know, I just don't get it. Sometimes I want to tell my professors, "Look, if you haven't noticed already, no one in this class is paying attention.   Why don't you let us out early?   If we haven't been paying attention yet, do you really think that we are going to start within the last 10-15 minutes?   If you think that (more)

Last Modified: 13 October 2006 EST