Monday, July 18, 2005

Tom responds to Roxana

That is a valid concern. But we might turn it around and ask whether we ARE doing The Right Thing by allowing budgetary problems to compromise the education they receive. You are right that they count on us to do the right thing. We owe it to them to do what we think is best for THEM. Is it fair to a student to admit them to the university if we know that we will only be able to give them a minimal education? It would be more fair, I think, to turn them away and let them look elsewhere than to take them in and then neglect them.

The legislature needs to understand that if you won't buy the carpenter nails, you can scarcely blame *him* for not nailing boards together.

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)

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