A shelf full of books.
Required Readings

RR: May 14, 2013

Sarah Kendzior on the purpose of anthropology and working outside academia. Hey Americans, who’s the highest-paid public employee in your state? (Don’t be surprised if it’s a football coach!) Center for American Progress report on American education governance. Cengage Publishing (major education publisher) may file for bankruptcy. Vampire Students–have you encountered …

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Required Readings: 23 April 2013

What are some pedagogical aspects of the Dove Beauty Sketches ad. Surprise! More screwing over of adjuncts. Competency-based education–what’s your opinion? Florida to have first fully online state-funded undergraduate program.

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RR: April 9, 2013

A nice change of pace in the debate over the usefulness of PhDs Panel calls for changes in science education New proposal for changes in US Pell Grants for college students Giving up tenure? Texas A&M student body president vetoes bill to allow students to opt out of funding campus …

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RR: April 2, 2013

NSF cuts funding for political science research not aimed at national security or economic interests of US. (Brace yourselves, other social sciences! It’s coming for us, too.) Ward Churchill’s final chance to reverse firing decision ends in denial. GOP vs. Sex Education (Video report) Is Poland becoming Europe’s new university …

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RR: March 19, 2013

University of Glasgow launching initiative to support Gaelic language and cultural identity. I call it encouraging critical thought, but some conservative parents call it “indoctrination.” Headline says it all: “How Washington Could Make College Tuition Free (Without Spending a Penny More on Education)” Washington, D.C., school chancellor Michelle Rhee interviewed …

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RR: March 12, 2013

Sorry I’m tardy! Posting today’s Required Readings completely slipped my mind! Mea culpa! -10 points for lateness! PZ Myers comments on Thomas Friedman’s endorsement of MOOCs. What US high school students should expect in 2013. Chick-fil-A permanently removed from Emory University’s food court (if you’ll recall, there was a backlash against …

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A shelf full of books.
Required Readings

RR: March 5, 2013

Here’s your Required Readings for Tuesday, March 5, 2013! Just in case you haven’t heard about the latest crapstorm in anthropology concerning Napoleon Chagnon, Jonathan Marks has a couple of rundowns here and here. How messed up is federal financial aid? How can it be fixed? US Education Secretary backpedals previous …

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