HD LAB ENTRY #90: The Haberek, pt.2

More of the Haberek.

Our continuing look at The Haberek.

About Chris Weagel

Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn't. He can't stand that shit.


7 Responses to “HD LAB ENTRY #90: The Haberek, pt.2”

  1. André Sala 09/05/05 at 10:46 pm #

    Haberek makes me sad… But I think that it’s his motivation that has gone down, not the quality of students coming through his classroom…

  2. ashe 09/06/05 at 8:10 pm #

    maybe math just sucks, has he ever thought of that?

  3. C 09/06/05 at 11:59 pm #

    I liked his part about the refusal to be challenged. These are Laguna Beach fans. These are credit card babies. Picking colleges based on party merits or where thier friends choose.

    Its why higer education sucks too.

  4. Haberek 09/07/05 at 10:09 am #

    FYI, teaching is not all bad. Perhaps its the promise of a new year.

    See, there are certain rewards you get in this profession that you just cannot get anywhere else. Unfortunately those rewards, such as having Weagel as a former student, are becoming more and more rare. And yet here I am, still in the classroom. I may seem defeated, but I will never, ever give up.

    I don’t apologize for anything I’ve said. In fact, you’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg here. I have a great deal more to say. Maybe Prof. Weagel and I can work something out.

  5. bottomunion 09/09/05 at 2:31 pm #

    Glad to see Haberek throwing some words out there. Teaching goes both ways…what’s that quote? the teacher opens the door, but the student has to walk through it…something like that…never know where a teacher’s influence stops. noble profession…overworked, underpaid…well, summers off are nice.

  6. ryanne 09/09/05 at 8:39 pm #

    hilarious that ashe said the same thing i was about to say, math sucks. i hate it, though i have to admit it has really helped the world since it was invented. sisters think alike.

  7. Nicksageek 02/07/06 at 11:16 pm #

    I believe the apathy he speaks of has been created from an entitlement mentality. Back when he was that age, you had to work for everything you got. Now they are taken care of, by either the government or their parents. For some, the parents believe because they had it so hard, they feel they must make it easier on their children. When in reality, what the parents are doing is crippling their kids future. They literally cutting them off at the ankles. Sure, they may survive for at least a few years, even on their own, after they are either kicked out of the house or leave out of disgust. But they may crash and burn outside. This plays out in the attitude they have towards school. There are the exceptions to the example. But they are the prodigies. The ones that may slip by, but may never truly make it.

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