CALL TO ARMS. Lengthy Critical Mass post built around a letter from a student who has seen the nakedness of contemporary academic criticism. Critical comments, "This letter was not written by a whiner, nor was it written by someone attending a crappy school. It was written by a person of real intelligence and courage--one who is brave enough to admit to himself what his own education has become. The reality is there for all students and teachers to see, but few students are in a position to pinpoint it, and few teachers are honest enough to admit their complicity with such a corrupt system."
Read it and understand it.