Letter from Robin Williams Explains “Wackademia”

Robin Williams wrote a letter to the school of his child co-star, after she was expelled for missing class to film Mrs. Doubtfire.

The content of the letter explains the problem with “wackademia” simply and succinctly.

Robin Williams letter

 

Our problem in wackademia is they care only about the almighty dollar. Each student is a profit center, before they even have to earn it. In other words, imagine if you paid for items you wanted in advance, and hoped that it was ok when it came off the production line.

Schools fail 30 percent of our children, and that number is higher for minorities, so you’d think wackademics would look for creative ways to teach. But they want the cookie-cutter methods that have failed so miserably. Job security much?

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