Re: The Education Function

Ralph Lewis (
Mon, 07 Dec 1998 08:52:02 -0800

It amazes me how many of my students claim they are too poor to afford a computer at home yet drive expensive cars. You also see these same students spending a lot of time in the commons areas of the building chatting on their cell phones.

I can't afford an expensive car or a cell phone for long social conversations!

Best Ralph

>Schools would exist to service "poor" families (even "poor" people in
>this country have money to spend) and the poorest families would have
>to depend on charity. Surely the education they would receive
>couldn't be worse than what they have now (violent schools, social
>promotion, etc.) - if you even want to call it education.
Ralph Lewis, Professor of Management and Human Resources College of Business
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California