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October 22nd, 2011 - 5:23 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

The Foundering Fathers vs Public Education

Mike Lee, Utah’s new Tea-Party Senator, tells us  that: “…Congress has no business regulating our nation’s public education system, and has created problems whenever it has attempted to do so.” Senator Lee … not sure where your founding fathers did their founderi[...]

July 10th, 2011 - 10:21 pm § in Uncategorized

Will WA State Go to Gold Standard?

"restore gold and 14 silver money in accordance with the Constitution, then phasing out the 15 Federal Reserve System and its inflationary paper money" excerpt from legislation proposed in WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE[...]

June 11th, 2011 - 6:12 am § in Schools & Colleges

Seven Breakthrough Solutions for Higher Ed in Texas

from Huff Post AUSTIN, Texas — When barbecue research is second-guessed in Texas, the turmoil in higher education must be getting serious. Responding to soaring tuitions and sagging graduation rates, a conservative policy foundation and Republican Gov. Rick Perry have stirred a tempest on Texa[...]

May 10th, 2011 - 9:48 pm § in Uncategorized

FSU Allows Donor To Screen Faculty Candidates

My jaw dropped when I saw this item in the St. Petersburg, Florida, Times (via the vigilant folks at Buzzflash.com). http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/billionaires-role-in-hiring-decisions-at-florida-state-university-raises/1168680 Florida State University has accepted a $1.5 million gift from b[...]

April 7th, 2011 - 10:04 am § in Schools & Colleges

Falwell’s University goes Online, Receives $445 Million in Federal Student Aid

“Ramping up on-line courses will likely mean higher revenues for Liberty, because such courses can bring in hefty federal financial aid and student tuition payments at low institutional cost.” from Campus Progress: Liberty University, based in Lynchburg, Va., is famous for the fact that [...]

April 6th, 2011 - 10:43 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Kristoff: on faculty unions.

Nicholas Kristoff,  NY Times Teaching is unusual among the professions in that it pays poorly but has strong union protections and lockstep wage increases. It’s a factory model of compensation, and critics are right to fault it. But the bottom line is that we should pay teachers more, not less [...]

March 28th, 2011 - 1:32 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Letter seeks to reassure alumni that tenured faculty members are not under attack.

from the statesman.com more on The AVE about the University of Texas, including the effort to lower standards in a medical school. and proposals to arm the faculty. University of Texas System regents, stung by criticism a day earlier from the alumni association at UT-Austin, pledged support Friday f[...]

March 15th, 2011 - 12:59 am § in Misc., Politics

Socialists around the world consider Obama their leader

THE INTERNATIONAL CADRES DEFEND THEIR OWN News Analysis by John Charlton of the Post and Email   The International Socialist Review was concerned in 2008 that Obama would compromise on their principles.  (Dec. 7, 2009) — The concern of common Americans that their federal government has b[...]

February 28th, 2011 - 10:19 am § in Misc., Politics, Schools & Colleges

Iowa Governor, Former University President, Moves to End Faculty Governance.

Ed. Iowa has taken other steps to undermine faculty governance, including disbanding the faculty senate at one campus. The Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, is the former President of DesMoines University, an Osteopathic medical school.. “I think we need to have professors in the classroom and[...]

February 27th, 2011 - 12:51 pm § in America, Misc., Politics

Pro-Union Demo Rocks State Capitol

Pro-labor demonstrators march on the State Capitol, Olympia, 2/26/11. Photo copyright 2011 by Larry Neil Demonstrator at Labor Rally, Olympia, WA, 2/26/11 - Photo copyright 2011 by Larry Neilson.son. OLYMPIA, February 26 -- Some 2,500 braved sub-freezing temperatures and several inches of sn[...]