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Author Archives: Aaron Barlow

NJ Charter Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Critic

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Néw Jersey Charter School Association filed an ethics complaint against Rutgers professor Julia Sass Rubin, because she identified herself as a Rutgers…

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Strange Bedfellows… at the Kiddie Table?

Twice a day, a stopped clock is right, right? Sometimes I even find something laudable in what David Brooks writes. Today, for example, I agree with his conclusion–but his argument … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Nous Sommes Charlie

Yeah, I have to join in on this. “Je suis Charlie.” That’s personal. But there’s also more: We, the American faculty, are the protectors of freedom with our pens and … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 7 Comments

Anti-Intellectualism: A Continuing American Legacy

One of the most influential books on my own vision of academia and American life is Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Though I have serious reservations about parts of it, … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

In Decline or Under Attack?: American Higher Education Today

A commenter called “blackcampbell” posted this response to my piece, “From Great Universities to ‘Knowledge Factories': Another American Institution in Decline“: There are several aspects to the decline of academia … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

2014 Through the Academe Blog: December

Early in the month, we reprinted a letter from University of Illinois department heads to incoming president Timothy Killeen about the Salaita case. It included this: The recent words and actions of … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 Through the Academe Blog: November

Martin Kich began the month with ruminations on “branding”: What my institution and others like it aspire to is to have name recognition equivalent to that of the most prestigious … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2015

Originally posted on Scholarly Open Access:
2015 Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers 2015    by Jeffrey Beall, January 2, 2015 Each year at this time I formally release my updated…

January 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

2014 Through the Academe Blog: October

Hank Reichman opened the month by reprinting a letter from Jewish scholars about which he wrote: Three weeks ago I posted to this blog a piece I titled “And Now … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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