Drugstores and Grading: The Connection is Revealed

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Apparently we have the British Society of Apothecaries to thank for our modern educational evaluating and grading system. Then it was just a big leap from that to the modern report card.

Remember that the next time you visit Walgreens.

(h/t: Ken Bain)


So What Do Your Students Call You?

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A fair question, answered here on the PrawfsBlawg. I tell mine on the first day to call me “sir,” but only if they ask. Scares the hell out of the freshmen. Mostly they address me as “Professor,” which I’m not since I don’t have a Ph.D. and I’m not on any kind of tenure track. It’s sort of a generic catch-all title. However, I do correct them if they call me “Doctor,” and I say, “I don’t have a Ph.D. I have to work for a living.”

(h/t: Instapundit)