|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] So you want to be a dentist!
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Ron Guerin wrote:
> > http://www.nyu.edu/dental/compreq.html
> Disgraceful, disgusting, and grossly negligent. Sadly, colleges are
> pretty ethically-challenged. You take a class, your professor makes you
> buy the book he wrote. In a respectable enterprise, that's called
> "conflict of interest". At college, it's business as usual.
Once upon a time, I hear, schools actually had _higher_ ethical standards
than businesses. Not any more. Although even faculty have been known
to make scornful remarks about a prof. who merely repaginates his book
(for a new "edition") rather than fiddle with some of the actual text.
Overseas editions of the same books are often cheaper too. And people
wonder why graduates are cynical.
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