Religion! Women! Minorities! Universal Childcare! Other hot-button topics! All in today’s required readings. People home-schooled by religious parents are starting to fight back. The New York Times weighs in on solutions to bringing more women and minorities into STEM. Childcare is key to a healthy economy and society, say UK politicians. Adjunct professors at Catholic colleges are appealing... »
Good morning, everyone! For your reading pleasure: -The people who shaped higher education in 2013. -America will never raise its educational levels because we are unwilling to do what it takes to achieve that. -The Atlantic has published a list of notable education stories from 2013 (thanks to Dan for the link). Have some links you’d like to share? Submit them on our contact form! Required Readin... »
Hey everybody! Excuse the late post–I’m sure you’re all familiar with December craziness. As I was reading this article by Jeffrey J. Williams in the Chronicle of Higher Education the other day, I got to thinking about the way we’ve structured our educational system. For those who haven’t read the article (and are too lazy to click through), its basic premise is that ... »
The President of McGraw-Hill Higher Ed Wants a Complete Transition to Ebooks by 2015: Is He a Visionary or Just High?
That’s a long title, sorry. I’m also sorry for taking a School of Doubt sabbatical with a couple of snow days and some personal time combined with a bit of sick leave. But I am back with you now, doubters! Shall we do some doubting together? Remember when this happened? It was August 2012, and Brian Kibby, the President of McGraw-Hill’s higher education textbook division, said th... »
Many people around the world will stay home talking to themselves because that’s clearly the best way to end hunger in the Earth. This and more in today’s Required Readings, have a nice Sunday and enjoy! ‘Pocket Constitution’ carries religious messages to students – religious agenda is being transmitted to students in order to save some money. Bad Science Watch Critic... »
It’s the weekend, Pop Quizzers! To celebrate, I’m writing this post under the influence of sweet sweet root beer. I know that’s probably not too big a deal for many of you, but it’s pretty much entirely unavailable over here. My local supermarket just started stocking some “USA import” products and now I can finally enjoy the third-greatest soft drink in the wor... »