« on: July 18, 2011, 09:27:10 PM »
Listen to Falcon!
Who created this fiction that if someone goes to a Tier II instead of a Tier III or IV that the quality of instruction and experience is going to be magically better?
I'd say go to the T2, for many reasons.
I will advise you not to hold any illusions about teaching, though. For one thing, unless you're a diversity pick, if you aren't going to Harvard or Yale, your odds of getting a teaching post are pretty poor. Really.
Other than that, the T2 makes a lot of sense.