At least half the students were listening
and some were even intent.
A few even became excited about English literature –
that is a significant event!
I wonder what the Prof. is up to . . .
Why this sudden commitment?
Is the Prof. expecting a faculty review?
Is there some reason she cares
about how well we actually do?
|Juanita:||To me, the sub-text message is that most teachers do not care how well students do.|
|Jack:||How could they? If a teacher has several hundred students to take care of, they probably focus on general trends rather than specific students.|
|Shuu:||I agree: statistical outliers are always problematic.|
|Ella:||But so-call 'outliers' are also human beings - not just blips on a grade sheet.|
|Shu:||On the micro-scale, that is certainly true. However, on the macro-scale we are all merely blips.|