Friday, March 12, 2004

Don't you love him

He's not just a racist anymore. The Governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara, fired all of the teaching staff at the Shuto Metropolitan University, set out to restructure the institution, and is considering rehiring some academics, with conditions attached, in 2005. Thisis an article about the university. It is interesting that they are having a hard time finding teachers right now.

I met one of the professors affected by Ishihara's putsch. He just decided that he didn't want to work there, and probably would have a hard time swallowing the conditions that Ishihara makes. He's out looking for another position. He won't have a hard time. He is well qualified and dynamic, an asset to any university.

My prediction is that the university will open in 2005, and that the metropolitan government will find all the profs they need, hardly any better than scabs. Students will attend, because the school will be cheaper than schools who hire quality academes.

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