27 juillet 2017

The Supreme Court, religion and the future of school choice

The ConversationThe Supreme Court recently decided that Trinity Lutheran Church should be eligible for a Missouri state grant covering the cost of recycled playground surfaces. Though the state originally rejected the church’s application on grounds of separation of church and state, the Supreme Court ruled that this rejection was, in fact, religious discrimination. More...

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Race, cyberbullying and intimate partner violence

The ConversationOver the past two decades, cyberbullying has become a major focus for parents, educators and researchers. Stopbullying.gov lists several effects of cyberbullying, including depression, anxiety and decreased academic achievement. More...

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24 juillet 2017

American Cloaca: At Standing Rock, Part 5

By Oronte. It was cold in the astronomical twilight before dawn on Saturday, December 3. The flap to the tipi had blown open during our brief sleep, and wind swirled over the bodies and detritus of cold-weather camping inside. The tiny burner on the propane tank had gone out, and a cast-iron stove made for the US Army nearly a century earlier sat useless as a hernia in the center of the floor. More...

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American Cloaca: At Standing Rock, Part 4

By Oronte. Our little group arrived at Veterans Stand for Standing Rock on December 2, after 22 hours on the road. Cell use was hampered by police countermeasures, so we had trouble finding our local contact and host, Cyrus, a Navajo vet who’d served with the 75th Rangers in Afghanistan. Read more...

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3 Reasons to Build Your Alt-Ac Career in a Small College Town or Rural University

By Joshua Kim. Let’s say that you are an alternative academic (alt-ac). Someone determined to build a career around ideas -- teaching, research, and service -- outside of a traditional faculty role. More...

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23 juillet 2017

Should I Run for Congress?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. I have a sincere question for my readers whose thoughts I request to help me think through what has been on my mind of late: Should I run for the 23rd New York State Congressional District. More...

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Resentment

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. David Brooks, New York Times columnist and commentator on PBS News Hour, was never before my favorite but of late he has routinely been hitting the nail on the head when it comes to his assessment of Donald Trump and the effect that his presidency is having on the United States. More...

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America’s Borderline Personality

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. Along with a developmental approach to history, I warm to a notion of societies having traits associated with individual personalities. Given that societies are made up of people, it is not too much of an intellectual stretch, although I caution myself with the understanding that psychology in general and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) in particular are, themselves, historicized. More...

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Cal Needs A Bailout

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. At some point, the University of California-Berkeley is going to need a bailout.
Writing at Deadspin, and using a vulgarism for the condition California’s flagship university finds itself in, Patrick Redford outlines the albatross that has become the California Golden Bears’ football stadium. More...

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But Who Is Going To Pay For It?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. This seems to be the first question to arise when anything is proposed in the education space. More...

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