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Category Archives: corporate influence

People Are Getting Rich on Charter Schools, but K-12 Education Is Not Being Enriched

The following is a news release from We Are Ohio, the progressive coalition originally established to oppose Senate Bill 5. This coalition has remained in place because the attacks on … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Votes of No Confidence in Minnesota

At this past June’s annual meeting, a chapter leader suggested that AAUP ought to start tracking votes of no confidence—even if not as formally as it tracks its own investigations … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Changes at the Top at the University of Illinois: Will it Affect Salaita Case?

President Robert Easter of the University of Illinois who participated in and approved of the egregious dismissal and summary suspension of Dr. Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great War and the Creation of the AAUP

This year, 2014, is the centennial of the outbreak of war in Europe which quickly escalated into the senseless slaughter of World War I. Charles Schenck, a secretary of the Socialist … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

Koch Foundation Buys Academic Slots

By Marjorie Heins, Free Expression Policy Project The Koch brothers, Charles and David, are best-known for donating millions to the election campaigns of Tea Party candidates and others committed to … Continue reading

November 13, 2014

Koch Money at Colleges and Universities: Part I, A-M

In an earlier post, “The Koch Brothers Gifts to Higher Ed Come with Many Strings Attached” [http://academeblog.org/2014/08/18/the-koch-brothers-gifts-to-higher-ed-come-with-many-strings-attached/], I discussed the decision by Brooklyn College to decline a gift from the … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Koch Money at Colleges and Universities: Part II, N-W

In an earlier post, “The Koch Brothers Gifts to Higher Ed Come with Many Strings Attached” [http://academeblog.org/2014/08/18/the-koch-brothers-gifts-to-higher-ed-come-with-many-strings-attached/], I discussed the decision by Brooklyn College to decline a gift from the … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why Ph.D.s Should Teach College Students

Who should teach? And who should decide who teaches? What should the learning environment look like? And who should decide how it looks–and should there even be just one “look”? … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Postmortem

Given yesterday’s election results, here are some observations and recommendations that I would like to offer to the leadership of the Democratic party—locally, statewide, and nationally: 1. Deluging registered Democrats … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Seventh Circuit Protects Part-time Faculty Union Leader, Robin Meade

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is becoming a very pro-faculty, pro-adjunct, pro-academic freedom and anti-Garcetti v. Ceballos court. It continues to reverse or remand upon … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 5 Comments
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