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Posts Tagged ‘higher education’

July 2nd, 2017 - 10:57 pm § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

Black Teachers

Black kids do need Black teachers. More importantly, Black kids need teachers that care. One might think that all Black teachers have Black kids best interest in mind, but that is not always the case. I have read about the shortage of Black teachers, which is a very fundamental problem. Statistics s[...]

June 9th, 2017 - 6:00 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Religion, The Ave Scene

Black and Jew, Then and Now

As we see angst over a Jewish professor caught in the poisonous mix of  white guilt and racism at Evergreen College, it is useful too look back a hundred years when the progressive Jewish newspaper, The Forward, introcuced WEB DuBois to what was then the Jewish left. “When the immigrant from [...]

January 31st, 2017 - 12:47 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Repugnants, Science

Trump Creates Academic Turnmoil

TRAVEL BAN THROWS RESEARCH, ACADEMIC EXCHANGE INTO TURMOILBOSTON (AP) – Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engi[...]

November 12th, 2016 - 1:50 am § in Misc., UW

Starving the Academic Beast

UW Alumni Association sponsoring NW Documentary Premier of “Starving the Beast” A philosophical debate with grave real-world implications has erupted from America’s ivory towers. Public higher education: What is it? Who should get to go to college? What is the end goal of a four-year u[...]

June 29th, 2016 - 8:19 am § in Misc., UW

UW cuts teaching history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, geography, and sociology

 Setting aside the lack of publicized enrollment data, the rationale for cutting TA positions is rooted in the university’s market-based, neoliberal budgeting model. Rod Palmquist, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Geography The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a long-term budget shortfall of $1[...]

February 22nd, 2016 - 10:53 am § in Jefferson, Misc., UW

Our Legislature sees higher education as vocational school.

Katherine Long at the Seattle Times reports  that our legislators are likely to pass a bill reducing the time needed for a bachelor’s degree to three years. Under the  bill,  Degree in Three , Central Washington University, Western Washington University, Eastern Washington[...]

February 20th, 2016 - 11:48 am § in Misc.

Outsourcing American Higher Education

More Americans are studying in Germany — for free and in English One reason German taxpayers foot the bill for higher education is to help attract skilled workers from the U.S., Britain and China. By Rick Noack WaPo[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 2:07 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

SOUTH CAROLINA: What matters in South Carolina

The Auto Lobbyist:  from the Chronicle of Higher Education “If you can learn how to make love in the backseat of a Volkswagen, you can learn to read and write in a barn,” Patrick E. Watson, a longtime lobbyist for South Carolina car dealers, secured a big tax break for his clients. Deal[...]

December 11th, 2014 - 10:04 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Is A University Education Basic?

UW Prof: It is interesting to speculate about whether higher education could be considered a subset of Washington state government’s “paramount duty… (WASTATE’s constitution requires) the state “to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within [...]