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Wisconsin GOP Set on Legislating Greater “Intellectual Diversity”

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In yesterday’s Wisconsin State Journal, there is an article by Nico Savidge titled “Complaining of Bias on Campus, Republicans Push for ‘Intellectual Diversity’ at UW Schools.” Here are the opening paragraphs: “Conservative critics of higher education in Wisconsin have opened a new chapter of their long­running complaints about institutions such as…

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The Russian Model and Student-Loan Debt

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In September, about six weeks before the presidential election, Abby Jackson wrote the following short item for Business Insider: Russian Education and Science Minister Olga Vasilieva called for a return to mandatory farm labor for school children, according to Russian state-operated news agency RIA Novosti via The Moscow Times. Vasilieva said that students should be…

Quotation of the Day

Quotation of the Day

BY HANK REICHMAN In March I am scheduled to participate in a plenary panel on “The Impact of Anti-Intellectualism on the State of Higher Education” at the annual Hunter College Conference on Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions in New York.  To prepare I’ve been reading (I’m embarrassed to admit, for the first…

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Whose Schools?! Our Schools

BY TIFFANY KRAFT Are you kidding me? University board chairs and college officials justify fat salaries while faculty and students are starving? This is not only unconscionable business practice, it’s intentional economic injustice that’s killing the American dream. Enough is enough: fight exploitation. Here’s a holiday story that is all too familiar for faculty and…

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The Costs of Corporatization

BY HANK REICHMAN For some time now the AAUP and many others have decried the growing privatization of our public colleges and universities and the corporatization of management styles at both public and private institutions.  The horrendous costs of these trends have become ever more apparent in the skyrocketing tuition bills and ballooning debt burden…