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Nude Adult Models, William Bennett, Common Core, Rotten Teachers, Apples, Robert Frost

I had originally begun politely with a news hook quoting William J. Bennett on the common core, and will return to it, but as things are in our society, I … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Papa John’s Pizza Plot: Heimlich Maneuver Needed for Schools, Parents and Students

When I read on a colleague’s Facebook account that her son wanted to dress as a Papa John’s slice of pizza, after someone from Papa John’s had visited his elementary … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Educators and Students Don’t Need the Apple iPhone 6 and Plus or XYZ

The launch of the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is big in every way if you count numbers. Orders in the first 24 hours are said to … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s Okay to be a Thug in College–If You Play Football

If I have to hear one more mention of the name Winston, anything about crab legs, including jokes that are not funny, or the latest, while I was trying to … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Online Education: The Great American Class Divider

Here we go again.  And there’s more.  Corinthian Colleges, after having dashed any academic hopes of its students, is now also accused of predatory lending.  That the wake and fiasco … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

Rotten Teacher’s Apple: The Common Core

In a recent opinion piece by William J. Bennett in the Wall Street Journal, “The Conservative Case for a Common Core,” with an unfortunate double-entendre title that misfires, one statement makes … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Occupy Wall Street Three Years Later: We are the 99%!

On September 17, 2011, three years ago today, protesters gathered in downtown Manhattan intending to Occupy Wall Street (OWS).  They ended up in nearby Zucotti Park, where they remained until … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

College Relations: Boston’s Brains Behind the Olympics

In a fascinating op ed in the Boston Globe recently, Andrew W. Lo, a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Tom Rutledge, chief investment strategist at Alpha Simplex … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Misguided Battle Between Cursive and Writing Produced on a Smartphone

In a recent article in Inside Higher Ed, I closed with, “Is there room for cursive writing as we now begin the academic year in the not-so-hallowed halls of academe … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 7 Comments

“Why Would They Hire YOU?”

When I returned to campus, after two years teaching elsewhere, for the final interview that would bring me back full-time, I stopped into the adjunct room to see if anyone … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments
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