English teachers will get the drift. "...Because he has no respect for the material he teaches, he makes no impression on his students. Their indifference galls him more than he will admit. Nevertheless he fulfills to the letter his obligations towards them, their parents, and the state. Months after month he sets, collects, reads, and annotates their assignments, correcting lapses in punctuation, spelling and usage, interrogating weak arguments, appending to each paper a brief, considered critique.
He continues to teach because it provides him with a livelihood; also because it teaches him humility, brings it home to him who he is in the world. The irony does not escape him: that the one who comes to teach learns the keenest of lessons, while those who come to learn learn nothing. It is a feature of his profession..."(4-5)
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