Required Readings

Absent students, pay equality, fail ’em all, ATL test scandal, peer review sexism: Required Readings, 05.03.15

Hot on the Internet this week: a father’s response to a school’s letter regarding his children’s unexcused absences for a family trip. Then he scolded the media over its coverage, while the principal’s son asks the public to stop harassing his mother.

Female profs at McMaster University will be getting a pay raise to ensure they are being paid fairly compared to male faculty, after a study found systematic bias regarding salaries.

Texas A&M has intervened after a professor failed his entire strategic management class for being dishonest, disruptive, and rude and lacking “the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level.”

An Atlanta judge has reduced the sentences of three school administrators convicted of racketeering in a standardized test cheating scandal from 3 to 7 years.

A peer reviewer for science journal PLOS ONE is out after telling two biologists that their manuscript would have been better if they had worked with a man on the research. The paper was about how sexism affects job prospects for biology PhDs.

Law school graduates are still having employment troubles, the extent of which depends on who you ask.

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

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