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Ever since the attacks on public sector unions, working families, and public education in Wisconsin that began just over two years ago, my own writing has changed. It’s become less…well, … Continue reading
As the federal government, encouraged by the media, looks more closely at college and university sticker prices, the American higher education community must be ready to cooperate where possible and … Continue reading
It’s been a little over two weeks since Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett delivered his annual budget address. Corbett’s office signaled in advance that his proposed 2013-2014 budget would not be … Continue reading
Guest Blogger Mark Naison teaches at Fordham University and blogs at With a Brooklyn Accent. Through most of my life as a teacher, I have considered myself a builder. Not … Continue reading
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama took the unusual step of commenting on the need for rethinking accreditation. He also touted the creation of a College Scorecard. … Continue reading
North Dakota State University has reversed its ban on a grant involving Planned Parenthood that sparked outrage from Republican politicians. Last month, NDSU president Dean Bresciani announced that a $1.2 … Continue reading
I am a member of APSCUF – the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties – the union that represents over 6,000 faculty and coaches in the Pennsylvania State … Continue reading
Valerie Strauss, of the Washington Post, has reprinted Kenneth Bernstein’s Academe article “Warnings from the Trenches” in her “The Answer Sheet” column. It has been engendering quite a number of comments.
At this time of year, college applicants struggle to find the right institution for them. In the early stage of the process, the first decision is to determine whether or … Continue reading