Disclaimer: Jessica Potter, we hope your letter was a satire portraying LS majors, but if not, we highly suggest you read this letter.

As seniors, approaching the end of our liberal studies credential program, we find your letter to the editor ridiculous. We accept that there are individuals in our major who are at Cal Poly to attain their MRS degree, but it is not true for most.

As you sit in your classes at Poly, look around. Notice that about 98 percent of the students surrounding you are female. Now, it seems to us that if your intention was to snag soon-to-be engineers, architects or businessmen you would want to switch majors. Besides, many LS majors are either engaged, married or have started families. It so happens that many in this major find the teaching occupation suitable for having families, since the scheduling permits it.

For those of us still hopping over the many obstacles required to attain a teaching credential, we see our goal as having a positive influence on the future, not just to babysit the female engineers’ children. Taking and passing the CBEST, CSET and RICA is not our idea of having a good time.

Being a LS major is difficult enough with all the negative stereotypes. To have one of your own reinforcing these stereotypes only brings more negativity. It is alright for you to use liberal studies as a prerequisite for motherhood but don’t assume we as a major share your same opinions.

Lauren McDonell
Liberal studies senior

Catherine Hickey
Liberal studies senior

Katie Jenkins
Liberal studies senior

Kelly Hammond
Liberal studies senior

Leticia Elias
Liberal studies senior

Virgina Seiler
Liberal studies senior

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