Required Readings

Mothering African universities, disabled conference-goers, correctional ed, WI tenure, and more: Required Readings, 07.19.15

In a new study, women leaders in higher education in Africa describe their gender as an extra job they must perform, in which they must serve as maternal figures as well as role models. As the United States approaches, the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, academic organizations should make stronger …

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Required Readings

Anti-vax profs, higher ed budget slashing, vouchers, gender bias, homeschooling: Required Readings, 2.8.15

Happy Sunday, and welcome to this week of Required Readings. A Canadian professor is under fire this week due to student reports that she is teaching refuted information about the dangers of vaccinations as fact in her courses. Who needs higher education? Apparently not Wisconsin or Louisiana, based on proposals …

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Scientology in CA Public Schools, Christian College Struggles with Evolution, Gender Discrimination in FL: Required Readings 05.31.14

The Church of Scientology is doing California a public service.  If that sentence made you throw up in your mouth a little, then your skepdar is properly calibrated.  Narconon, an anti-drug arm of the church has been invited to speak at 28 California public schools since 2007.  SFGate has a …

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CCSS Fatigue Being Exploited by Religious Right, Gay Teen Denied Her Senior Yearbook Picture, Pledge Court Decision, Tablet Technology: Required Readings 05.18.14

A new report is out this week from the Southern Poverty Law Center about how the Common Core is being used as a rallying cry for those with ideological opposition to secular, public schools.  The director of the SPLC was interviewed by Salon.com, and she provided a cogent and articulate …

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