Teacher appreciation (or not), image manipulation, overexposed football player, campus care, and follow-ups: Required Readings, 05.03.16
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
Not feeling particularly appreciated today are public school teachers in Detroit, who are engaging in a sick-out for the second day. Why? They were told that the district would be unable to pay them once $48.7 million in emergency state aid runs out June 30.
Then there are those who would prefer “for their profession to be respected in a way that accepts educators as experts in their field. They want adequate funding for schools, decent pay, valid assessment, job protections and a true voice in policy making.”
Tangentially related to education: Image manipulation in scholarly publishing
While this is certainly not an exhaustive list: 7 things new college students don’t know that drive their professors crazy
Tennessee joins a growing list of states with campus-carry laws
A report from South Korea, where nearly everyone goes to college
Some follow-up information about news discussed in prior Required Readings:
- Concerns at George Mason University (which is naming its law school after the late Justice Scalia) over the role of the Charles Koch Foundation and other conservative donors at the institution
- University of California-Davis chancellor Linda Katehi was suspended last week and is facing an investigation into allegations of nepotism, misused public funds. and lying to her boss, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Napolitano, among other things. Not surprisingly, faculty have varying opinions on the matter.
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