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The Hidden Curriculum[edit]

I wrote this article while Massachusetts Institute of Technology was undergoing an NPOV dispute. There seemed to be a paucity of cogently argued, written material being cited, as if nobody could find more than a few newspaper articles which were critical of MIT. This was bothersome, particularly because I know students have good reasons to Hate This F—ing Place. I had inherited a copy of Snyder's book, and it seemed worthwhile to hack a review together. I showed my work off to my friends (amazing I still have them after all the scribbling I've done), and they made a few suggestions, which I incorporated. It's bloody hard to find recent material covering the same topics Snyder did, unless I'm looking in all the wrong places. Somebody with professional training in sociology or social psychology could probably do much better. Outside of Voo Doo, "MIT's only intentionally humorous campus publication", people don't seem to be setting down their complaints, not in anything resembling a citeable publication. Which is why I dug through Voo Doo back issues for something relevant. They do make better reading than the Tech, for sure.

Anyway, improvements here could probably go a good long way towards cutting the sophistry in MIT's main article down to size.

Anville 01:24, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I reckon it's pretty good really. I can't think of anything I'd change. What's the conflict with the main MIT article? - Ta bu shi da yu 02:33, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)