Love letter to learning

Society is investing in you so that you can help solve the many challenges we are going to face in the coming decades, from profound technological challenges to helping people with the age-old search for human happiness and meaning.
— Math professor Alexander Coward, in a letter to his students. Berkeley to fire ‘love letter to learning’ professor, The Guardian, October 17, 2015

The article reports that Coward is being fired for his unconventional approach to teaching, despite its enormous popularity. 

“I used to think it was about (their) egos, but in fact it’s about keeping control,” he said.