Hey c'mon, Spyder, what money?
But seriously, a topic we always get back to on this board, is the fact that American culture does not give education much value, and therefore does not value its educators of ANY sort. This is reflected in how we are paid.
That being said, I refuse to fall into the trap of having disdain for people of considerable wealth. I teach many of the so called "Beacon Hill Brahmins", and the fact that they have money does not make them any less the fascinating people that they are.
In terms of instructors commenting on their personal opinions of their students, well, given that my painstakingly slow learning style makes me an instructor's worst teaching nightmare, I'm not sure I want to hear about that!
Be Braver in your body, or your luck will leave you. DH Lawrence