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Wage Theft Increases with Contingent Employment–and Not Just among Fast-Food or Retail Workers

What follows is a news release disseminated this week by the Department of Labor. _________________________ Federal enforcement effort finds more than 3,000 Gulf Coast workers owed nearly $3.5 million in … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Education, Inc.

Education, Inc., is a forthcoming documentary film about how money and politics are changing our schools. It will premiere on Friday, August 14, 2015. Here is the promotional description from … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Much of the World, Academic Freedom Is a Value for Which Faculty, Students, and Administrators Are Suffering and Dying

The AAUP focuses on academic freedom issues within the United States. Scholars at Risk, an organization based at New York University, focuses on attacks on academic freedom elsewhere in the … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Corporate Representation of Contingent Employment

Some time ago, the authors of several posts to this blog, including me, took issue with several reports that asserted either that a very large percentage of adjunct faculty are … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Anyone Can Run for President

It may not be true that anyone can grow up to be President of the United States, but it does appear to be true that just about anyone can be … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

2015 Ohio Higher Education Report: Part 6

2015 Ohio Higher Education Report: Part 6   _________________________ Previous Posts in This Series: 2015 Ohio Higher Education Report, Part 1: http://academeblog.org/2015/06/20/2015-ohio-higher-education-report-part-1/ 2015 Ohio Higher Education Report, Part 2: http://academeblog.org/2015/06/20/2015-ohio-higher-education-report-part-2/Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Administrative Staffing 1987-2011, A Statistical Profile by Institution, Part 11: Colorado

The federal data that will be presented in this series of posts was analyzed by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NCIR) in collaboration with the American Institutes for … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

An Addendum to John Wilson’s Post on Provocative Comedy and Campus Culture

John Wilson’s post on comedians who have been critical of college audiences is a terrific essay–one of the most incisively perceptive pieces on any topic that I have read this … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

A(n Incremental) Case for the Economic Benefits of Reducing Student Debt

In a guest editorial for the Concord Monitor, demographer Peter Franchese argues persuasively that the future of New Hampshire’s economy requires a much larger state investment in public higher education, … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Racist Kich !?!

After Walmart and other retailers announced that they would stop stocking and selling items that feature the Confederate flag and related symbols, the news commentators on the cable news networks … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment
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