Rubinology Empty Seats
So I'm a teacher if you didn't know. And one COOL thing about being a teacher in the post-modern military-industrial-complex society is MASS EMAIL! Here I can email all my students at once when they piss me the hell off (which takes less and less as the years go by). Here's my latest mass email:
Reminder - class begins at 8:00, not 8:05 or later - you should be ready and quiet in your seats. Also a number of you have been delinquent in coming to class. This class moves swiftly and this behavior can result in your not getting the information. Do not reply to this email to me, just correct the behavior."
...others have begun with things like the following:
"I was disappointed reading the papers handed to me this past Monday. Many revealed a complete lack of proofreading, little effort in thought or analysis beyond merely regurgitating what I said in class. "
It saddens me to have to write these emails to be honest with y'all. But the alternative is that things can get even MORE out of hand. I just don't remember things being like this when I was in school (I know that sounds trite, but it's true).