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Parent Article: Grad students and allies in Northeast fight back
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(the same comment has been posted to numerous other articles)
Sonny Corleone says "Did you go to college to get stupid?"
20 Apr 2005
I am reminded of the line from the Godfather where Sonny Corleone says to Michael Corleone "what did you go to college for? To get stupid?" These grad students, most of whom are financing their educations through corporate sponsored teaching and research assistantships, apparently feel that they are smart enough that they can waste said money by engaging in silly protest activities. What they are doing is simply stupid. These kids don't know how good they actually have things. They have no idea what it is like to be a REAL worker with a REAL job and not some cushy academic assistantship where they have time to engage in silly activities such as this. If these students were working a real job, they would be fired. On the other hand, if they REALLY want to make a statement, they should all simply quit. That would send a true message to the university. You can't run a graduate program without grad students and you can't run an undergrad program without teaching assistants.