Big-Time College Sports Out of Control?

Big-Time College Sports

Frank Fear: Underlying questions—rarely answered, let alone raised–include: How do big-time athletic programs square with the fundamental purpose of higher education?

Train Technicians for the New Economy

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Robert Reich: Millions of young people head to college and universities to get a four-year liberal arts degree assuming it to be the only gateway to the middle class. It shouldn’t be.

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

Is Tenure Justified

Walter Brasch: When will we realize that teachers are not overpaid relative to others with the same education and experience, that they work more than the average workers—and only because of unions do teachers have the support to keep education from disintegrating into mediocrity?

Education in Crisis

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Charles Hayes: Our educational deficit is readily observable by focusing on those whose lives are sheltered by a narrow sense of identity, a regional, local, or tribal view simplified by relating to all of those outside their group in terms of us and them.

Teacher Tenure: Yes!

Supporting Teacher Tenure

Robin Lakoff: There seems to me to be something deeply and frighteningly wrong with a society that pays an investment banker 1,000 times as much as a kindergarten teacher. Or pays a lobbyist 100 times as much.

Making Whoopi: Missing the Point in the Tenure Debate

Whoopi Goldberg Tenure

Yohuru Williams: Due to the erroneous understanding of tenure at the K-12 level and its conflation with what university professor earn—many persons such as Whoopi Goldberg have accepted the fallacious argument that tenure protects “bad teachers.”

Arne Gets An Earful!

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Mark Naison: I asked for a two-year moratorium on all these policies — no more school closings, no more VAM, no more charter school creation — and a new effort by the US Department Education to have teachers voices have a primary role in shaping Department policy rather than business leaders.

What Happened to Higher Education?

Improving Higher Education

Frank A. Fear: Generally vacant is an emphasis on how colleges and universities are making the world a better place, doing things like helping to reduce poverty, enhance environmental quality, and improve human health.

Adjunct Faculty: Academic Apartheid

Adjunct Faculty Cheated

Robert Fuller: I need not belabor the immorality of paying adjuncts a fraction of what other faculty earn, and of denying them benefits, office space, parking rights, and a voice in departmental and institutional policy.

Social Movement Unionism Comes to the Teachers Unions at Last

Social Movement Unionism

Lauren Steiner: To see a bureaucratic, top down institution like a teachers union come to the realization that they must work with parents and community organizations as partners and be transparent and inclusive in their negotiating process, was refreshing.

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