"And the people in the houses all went to the university where they were put in boxes and they came out all the same." -- from "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds
Despite our warnings and refusal to teach the elementary ed courses if they were no longer hands-on, the department head buckled under the pressure of the provost. So much hard work went into making the math portion of the program into something that could shine, something that could make other schools look at my school in what the rest of the country considers to be a backward state, and say, "We should be doing that!" I can only be glad the marvelous woman who developed it and did all the hard work isn't here to see it destroyed.
Starting in the fall, the goal is to cram more people into the classes and shove them through the program as quickly as possible. I don't know when education at this place became about turning out a product, but it's a damned tragedy. Powerless, I can do nothing about it.