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The Nastiness in the Weeds: Reactions to the Statement on Modi’s Upcoming Visit to Silicon Valley

As Executive Editor of this blog, I have a tweet automatically produced for each post. It goes out over my name. Most often, that results in retweets and mentions that … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Academic Freedom, Disability, and a Little Thing Called Human Sexuality

By Stephen Kuusisto   We are living in the age of autocracy, a matter that’s clear, as every conceivable matter of public concern is about who controls what. It is … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dear Disabled Person, We're Sorry but You're a Real Inconvenience, Signed, (Insert Conference Name Here)

Originally posted on Planet of the Blind:
Yesterday I wrote on this blog about a conference in Washington which, perhaps innocently, failed to make its conference schedule accessible for the…

September 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Who Is to Blame for the Test Scores Now?

Writing for Vox, Libby Nelson offers a thoughtful analysis of the recently released average scores on this past year’s SAT tests. She notes that although the average scores declined slightly, … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

My Year at an ‘American Style’ University in Africa

Guest blogger Lyn S. Graybill had earlier taught in West Africa as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Fourah Bay College of the University of Sierra Leone. When the plane landed in Abidjan … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dear Educator Hating Strangers: Your Opinions Belong in the Comments Section. Not in my Inbox.

This is now the third time I’ve written about being harassed for being an educator, but clearly the message isn’t getting through, so I will try one more time to … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 6 Comments

Why an Analogy Is Not a Solution (Again)

In other news from the GOP side of the presidential campaign, Chris Christie has suggested that he would consult with the CEO of FedEx on how to reduce our problems … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Scott Walker: The Wall along the Canadian Border Was a Figment of My Imagination Erroneously Attributed to Me

So here is how Scott Walker’s opinion on building a wall along the entire U.S. and Canadian border has changed, once that the idea began to be lambasted as ludicrous. … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

On Becoming the Enemy We Fight

A supplementary Report on the AAUP-Censured Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge appeared today. It deals with the dismissal of Teresa Buchanan: Buchanan, a specialist in early childhood education with an … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Faculty Statement on Narendra Modi’s Upcoming Visit to Silicon Valley: A Preliminary Response to Some of Our Critics

September 1, 2015: When we released our letter on August 27, 2015 we had 125 signers. Despite the intimidation and harassment we have received at this blog site and elsewhere, … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 9 Comments

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