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Category Archives: legislation

Why Support a University When You Can Subsidize Billionaires?

Wisconsin state senators struck a bipartisan deal yesterday and approved $250 million in public subsidies for a new arena for the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks.  The bill will now … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clintons’ Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Bernie Sanders’ Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

The AFT Questionnaire for Presidential Candidates: Martin O’Malley’s Responses

The American Federation of Teachers has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. But the AFT asked each of the candidates to respond to a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Campaign Proposals for Higher Education from Martin O’Malley

The following is taken from the website of Martin O’Malley’s presidential campaign. O’Malley is the first candidate to provide extensive proposals for higher education. _________________________ Governor O’Malley Believes Higher Education … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Current “Crises” in Higher Education

In an op-ed published by the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, James Baar identifies “Four Crises That Dog Higher Education”: 1. Inflation of product cost. 2. Deflation of product value. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Increasingly Demanding Mandates Tied to Minimal Funding

In an article for the Detroit Free-Press titled “Tough Choice? EMU Hikes Tuition, Forgoes $1M in State Aid,” David Jesse reports: “Here’s the choice Eastern Michigan University administrators and board … 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

My Congressional Comment

On June 2, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, held a hearing on “First Amendment Protections on Public College and … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment
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