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Category Archives: corporate influence

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

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Education for the Corporation?

In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Business Can Pay to Train Its Own Work Force,” Eric Johnson writes: This is how employment is supposed to work. Companies hire … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Wrong with Performance Based Funding?

This is a post by Rudy Fichtenbaum, President of the AAUP. _______________ The Chronicle of Higher Education just had an article about performance based funding in Florida. Performance based funding … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Scams of Immense Proportions, Redux

In a recent article for the Washington Post, Lisa Rein has reported the following troubling details about the way in which VA hospitals have been purchasing prosthetics for veterans: “Employees in … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Am I Feeling Frustrated? You Betcha

By 1970, almost everyone who had worked to create “programmed instruction” during the 1950s and 1960s had moved away from the idea of teaching machines as the centerpiece of education. … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

U. of Illinois President on Censure: “No need to get out of jail.”

President Timothy Killeen is completing his first month as leader of the University of Illinois system. In remarks before the Urbana-Champaign faculty Senate Executive Committee, he was rather cavalier about … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 7 Comments

Scams of Immense Proportions

Almost a year ago, the following brief item, written by Daniel Wilco, appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Two men have been indicted on charges they defrauded Delta and Northwest Airlines … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

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