21.295 education, education, education

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 07:51:40 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 295.
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         Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 07:34:33 +0100
         From: amsler_at_cs.utexas.edu
         Subject: Re: 21.290 education, education, education

There are many fields in which the inescapable conclusion is that it
is both a business AND a professional/artistic endeavor. Film Making
is often cited as such; as is Making Dictionaries and the classic
discipline would be Medicine. I don't think one can run down the
business model since it brings capital in to allow the
professional/artistic endeavor to reach beyond its innate limits when
all decisions are made on the basis of what's best for the craft
without regard to income.

I guess my concept is that it is in charting a course along the
boundary between profitable and enlightening that the skill of the
administrators comes into play. If they are corrupt, then of course
the result is damaged from the beginning, but shunning all funding
sources isn't the answer either. Balancing how much good will come
out of the funding source is the challenge.
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