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Critical ThinkingCultureHigher Education

Towards a Campus Activism Reading List

Last month, I was reading an article written by (or at least attributed to) the Canadian columnist Margaret Wente entitled “The radicals have taken over: Academic extremism comes to Canada.” It’s a fairly standard take down of campus anti-racist, feminist and pro-LGBTQ politics, but I was interested in how it …

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Required Readings

Art exhibit removed, student podcasts, ethnography and ethics, Sweet Briar staying open, and more: Required Readings, 06.21.15

School administrators in Maryland took down a student art exhibit on police brutality against black men, ostensibly to keep students out of “the middle of a media firestorm.” One Connecticut teacher had her 10th graders create podcasts focused on the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird.  Sociologist Alice Goffman’s book about …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween, teachers and learners! I’ve got spine-tingling required readings for you today. In Michigan, school districts differ on how to handle Halloween, a “controversial” holiday. Well, other schools know exactly what to do with Halloween in school: ban it! The faith writer at the Washington Post advocates toning it …

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Required Readings, 25 April 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Your required readings for today include a story about an 11-year-old internet science star, international students worrying about their safety in the U.S., using clickers in the social science classroom, and threats against protesters at Dartmouth. Sylvia Todd, Science Star, Tinkers With The Idea Of …

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Pop Quiz: Who should be footing the bill for higher ed?

Hi everyone! I’m very pleased to be joining the network as a writer after many years of reading and commenting (where you may have known me as delictuscoeli). As you might notice in my bio down below (aside from my awesome cat), I live and teach in Canada, so I …

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