Category Archives: Education

creeping Sokalism in the academy now extends to entire groups of marginal journals

By ann summers There was once an angry white guy who felt that some Other was doing less reputable academic work outside of his own field and decided to hoax a publication that did not practice rigorous peer-review. Alan Sokal … Continue reading

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On paying college athletes, no.

By ann summers I tend to watch college sports on television because the promotional video for the institution usually shown around halftime is more interesting in terms of representing the institutional identity. But they are representations that are at risk … Continue reading

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TCS: When Men Alone Decided What Was HISTORY

Good Morning! ________________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Does Donald Trump Know How to Read?

I worked as an industrial adult educator for twenty years. My teaching credentials were granted by California in 1980. I have dealt with adult literacy on a regular basis teaching adults some pretty complex mechanisms and systems. I trained employees … Continue reading

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Political Correctness & how plagiarism goes off the light rails at the RNC

By ann summers Apparently the revolution will be televised, but the counter-revolution comes from a “series of tubes”. And it will be led by a pernicious Political Correctness (PC) that can only be eradicated by a strong, fearless, leader for the genuinely uninformed. … Continue reading

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College continues to suffer the RWNJ objections to ‘anti-American’ campuses due to a ‘disbelief that liberalism still survives.’

By ann summers There are cyclical media stories over decades about business and medical graduate school programs wanting student recruits who have had a liberal education. The problem represents a continuing crisis of retraining and adapting higher education to not simply the needs … Continue reading

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Pay Toilets are the charter schools of “disgusting” restrooms

By ann summers One of today’s memes is Saturday’s ABC Democratic debate in NH, where the bathroom break’s brevity was apparently male-biased. One reason is that there is a lack of stalls often common in general to the sexist layout of women’s restrooms (you know, the … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind is Dead…

By ann summers   So the good news is that with the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act , 2002’s No Child Left Behind finally joins eraser chalk in the dustbin of History, but like whiteboards, the aroma of dry-erase markers … Continue reading

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East Texas 9th Grader, Ahmed “Big Bang Theory” Mohamed hopefully has the math chops for MIT

By ann summers Too many anchor babies contributing to national educational advancement, packing heat sinks.  Kid didn’t even bring a Glock to school. In Irving Texas, it’s make a clock, go to jail. An Arab-looking man of Syrian descent in … Continue reading

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not such a good idea: HBCU of Phoenix

By ann summers Some historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are public institutions who are being encouraged to subcontract curriculum to the for-profit University of Phoenix. At a moment when the discourse is about making public education more affordable or … Continue reading

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