Here is, intact, my full reply to knucklehead (sent prior to your reply):
I would like to provide the following feedback regarding your comments
contained within the aforementioned "Professors dispute employment
value of college degrees". For reference:http://www.dailytexanonline.com/univers ... -1.2061300
Hammermesh: "Hamermesh conducted a study in April 2002 in which he
found that UT graduates of the classes of 1980, 1985, 1990 and 2000
were earning an average of $89,110 annually. Median earnings were
My comment: The title of the article was "Professors dispute
employment value of college degrees". Are you saying that the only
"valuable" thing that comes out of a college degree is that, a paycheck?
Hammermesh: "Although many available jobs do not require a college
degree, Hamermesh believes employers want employees with critical-
thinking skills. Simply learning to complete a task is not the point
of college, he said. “We are not Austin Community College or Texas
State University. We should be training the leaders of tomorrow to
think,” Hamermesh said".
My comments: I am highly offended by this statement. Texas State is
the only university in the state of Texas to graduate a United States
President, that being Lyndon Johnson. Albeit Johnson was put in place
following assassination of JFK, in 1964 Johnson won 61.1% of the
national popular vote, which remains the highest popular-vote
percentage won by a U.S.presidential candidate since 1820.
Furthermore, I looked over your curriculum vitae, and I did not see
that you ever attended Texas State University - San Marcos. The
Philosophy Department @ Texas State offers a course titled "Philosophy
and Critical Thinking". It is a study of universal philosophical
problems and their solutions with a view toward developing clear
thinking about knowledge, belief, and value. I highly recommend that
you enroll in this course with full intention of completing it and
attend the class on a regular basis. Barring your completion of this
course, I would ask that you keep your unqualified, narcissistic,
solipsistic, arrogant and self-serving comments to yourself.
I perused your Mickey Mouse " practice tests" that you posted online
for your Microeconomics course, and I only wish my microeconomics
tests that I took at ACC as easy as your practice tests.
I am a proud graduate of Texas State University - San Marcos, and I
also attended Austin Community College. I am fully capable of
independent and insightful thought, and actually do command a very
nice salary well in excess of your "median UT salary".
If any portion of your interview was taken out of context, you should
do the right thing and either issue a correction or retraction,
whatever the case my be. Regardless, I have referenced your article
and shared your email address with about 4,000
bobcatfans.com users. Don't be surprised if you receive a few other
emails on this topic.