erik lundegaard

Quote of the Day

“In Michigan a few years ago I spent 2 years trying to find a job teaching math - or doing anything whatsoever to earn an income. A Republican friend kept giving me job-finding tips, and telling me how my efforts were obviously ineffective, since I wasn't able to find employment. I could not get him to understand how hurtful his approach was. I kept telling him that if 10 people are applying for one opening, 9 will remain unemployed, no matter what they do. And since I was in my late 50's, I was always among those 9. I could not get across to him the depth of frustration & despair I was feeling.

”Thankfully, I finally landed a teaching position - in Cairo, Egypt. I'm one of the rare, fortunate ones. Meanwhile, my heart goes out to those who continue to struggle. I hope they stop voting for Republicans.“

-- Thomas Mischler, in the comments section under Paul Krugman's Op-Ed, ”War on the Unemployed."


Posted at 03:07 PM on Mon. Jul 01, 2013 in category Quote of the Day  
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Nezhmetdinov v Lutikov 1954 wrote:

If high school chemistry teachers in trouble can turn to meth manufacturing, what can HS math teachers turn to? Running an illegal lottery, perhaps...

Comment posted on Mon. Jul 01, 2013 at 03:57 PM

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