Pizza for the Mind

I really, really like pizza. But I get the point The Thinking Housewife makes about 'fast-food' higher education.

She writes: "Schools fill the mind with educational pizza. If one grazes and never sits down to dine, the ritual of dining seems strange and cumbersome. The student’s anger at the book is anger at the author for expecting anyone to devote so much time to him. 'Look, I’m just here to grab a slice, not to have dinner with you.' This attitude is cultivated at school. The student, having been trained to rapid consumption, is understandably mad when anyone expects him to pull up a chair and sit at the table."

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