Greg Dierstein, a freshman in Professor Romano\’s literature seminar in 1993, woke up at 3:00 a.m. last night with an enlightened revelation.
“I think Dr. Romano was right when he said reading and writing are really important in the real world,” said Greg. “I\’m going to start using spellcheck so I can get that promotion I\’ve always wanted.”
“Teachers are just trying to plant some seeds of wisdom,” replied a surprised Romano, whom we tracked him down at his floor manager job at the Metro Central Walmart.
Romano left academia after failing to earn tenure in 1995. At the time, the tenure committee cited poor teaching evaluations, including a particularly passionate feedback form that said “…Docter Romanno dosn\’t teach anything relavent to the real wolrd…and should be aborted from the worlld of teaching. Litteracher is stuupid…”