Ned B. ¦ Writer ¦ Breaking News
In an unbelievable turn of events at the University of Wollongong, a local PHD social science student, Anthony Hooper, made the incredible discovery that mature age students do know more about the subject they are being taught than the subject coordinators.
“I was shocked when I initially made the discovery.” Anthony exclaimed as he spoke at the recent televised press conference hosted by the university. “It was only after I watched a mature age mother continually interrupt and correct a child psychologist mid lecture that I began to see the pattern.”
“We were able to put it down to ‘real world’ knowledge these mature age students’ gained by waiting until their early 40s to begin tertiary education. This puts them at a clear academic advantage over the lecturers who have misspent their time studying.”
Dr. Jenny Maccintire, an academic who has dedicated her life to the study of emotional development in infants and young children, spoke about the recent development.
“This isn’t the first time a parent has unquestionably outsmarted me simply on the basis of anecdotal experience. It happens often, way too often. I ignored their mid-lecture outbursts out of sheer fear of being embarrassed.”
The mother in question, who refused to give her name out of modesty, said that it was often hard to find time between dropping her kids off at school, and complaining to the baristas at Rush about her coffee, to also know more than the PHD students tutoring her.
“Parents always know best, and it’s finally nice to receive the credit. I know everyone in the lecture appreciates my input.”