Skip to comments.The Chattering Classes 2012
Posted on 12/21/2012 8:41:04 AM PST by Academiadotorg
Often we find that what is most revealing in covering the higher education beat is what academics reveal about themselves. What follows are vignettes and observations from the Ivory Tower this year:
Agents of Inaccuracy
November 27, 2012
Despite the fact that more than half of faculty members say on surveys that an important goal for undergraduate instruction is to encourage students to become agents of social change, colleges dont have much of an effect on student political participation. Canadian sociologist Neil Gross
The Road to Self-Esteem
November 14, 2012
Its healthy to make God look like you. Its a good self-esteem move.Monica A. Coleman, associate professor at the Claremont School of Theology, as quoted in Faith & Freedom magazine
Thats Kind Of Huge
November 2, 2012
One of the lone drawbacks of affirmative action is that mediocrity can become an expectation. Khadijah Davis is a sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University.
Not Ready For College
October 16, 2012
Given the choice between losing their jobs or keeping the full 4 hours on instruction for students who enter the college with English as their second language and with significant lack of preparation for college level work, English faculty chose to act on behalf of their students and their colleagues have supported them.the Academic Senate of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, N. Y.
Elementary Role Play Pitfalls
October 9, 2012
There are so many ways a role play about racism can go wrong in a room full of 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds.elementary school teacher Katharine Johnson
Ersatz Promise Keepers
September 6, 2012
Educational establishments have been making promises to students they cannot keep. Aaron Barlow, New York City College of Technology (CUNY).
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One of the main drawbacks against Affirmative Action, Kadijah, is that it DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WHITE MALES, you RACIST RETARD.
Be civil. She’s a nice girl. REmember the way kids are schooled these days but do ask, with this as with any government program, has it helped the people it was intended to help.
I think you posted to me by mistake, perhaps?
sorry about that.
That’s O.K.! I was just wondering.
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