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Category Archives: legislation

Mike Pence Seems to Believe That the Real Intolerance Is Not Being Willing to Tolerate Someone Else’s Righteous Intolerance

All day the talking heads on cable news have been debating whether the new Indiana law protecting “religious freedom” is actually a bill sanctioning biased treatment of LGBT individuals. A … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

How Many Moses-es Will It Take to Push Back These Waters?

Several days ago, I did a post on how rising ocean levels will affect Florida. Here is a link to a short but very pointed video on how rising ocean … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

A(n Extended) Metaphor for Many of the Innovations Being Packaged as Educational Reform

I have somehow gotten on a daily advertising newsletter called Wowcher that is distributed by the UK newspaper The Daily Mail. I have not unsubscribed to the newsletter because with … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Testimony to Ohio Legislature on Budget from One Ohio Now

I am posting this testimony as a companion post to my earlier posting of the testimony of Ohio Conference President, John McNay, to the Ohio Senate Committee responsible for higher-education … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Testimony of the Chancellor of Ohio Board of Regents on the Proposed Appropriations to Higher Education

I am posting this testimony as a companion post to my earlier posting of the testimony of Ohio Conference President, John McNay, to the Ohio Senate Committee responsible for higher-education … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Legislative and Media Response to Ohio Chancellor’s Testimony on Ohio Higher Ed Appropriations

The following are two brief excerpts from Gongwer’s coverage of the Chancellor’s testimony and the legislators’ response to it. Gongwer is a subscription news service on Ohio government; so I … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Media Response to Ohio Conference Report and Testimony on Ohio Higher Ed Appropriations

John McNay’s testimony was listed first in University Business’s daily overview of the most notable higher-ed news stories of the previous day The UB Daily item links to an article … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ohio Conference of AAUP Produces Higher Ed Report

The Ohio Conference AAUP has produced an “Ohio Higher Education Report” entitled The Real Problems Deserve Real Solutions. The purpose of the report is to influence public policy around higher education … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ohio Conference President Provides Senate Testimony on the Decline in State Support, Administrate Bloat, the Cost of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Faculty Workload

Testimony of John T. McNay, Ph.D., President Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors, Before the Ohio Senate Finance Committee, Senator Scott Oelslager, Chair, March 3, 2015   … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

In Delaware, Dramatically Different Conceptions of the Current State and the Future Prospects of Higher Education

Earlier this month, Dr. Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware, wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer expressing his views of the American university and the faculty … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment
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