Some days you need a friendly face to motivate your good intentions. Consider Mister Rogers your neighborhood pick-me-up.
Winston Churchill once said, “Never, never, never give up” (McGregor, 1). It is a quote that has endured because people relate to it, even in regard to recipes such as chicken marsala.
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“Elevating discomfort to discrimination mocks the intent of the policy, but that’s not the whole of it. By sanctioning Gibney for making students uncomfortable, MCTC is pushing a disturbing higher-education trend. When colleges and universities become a market, there is no incentive to teach what customers would rather not know. When colleges are in the business of making customers comfortable, we are all poorer for it.”
WHEN STUDENTS ARE TREATED LIKE CUSTOMERS, RACISM AND SEXISM WIN OUT
Shannon Gibney is a professor of English and African diaspora studies at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). When that’s your job, there are a lot of opportunities to talk about racism, imperialism, capitalism, and h…
A blog by John Warner, author of The Funny Man, on teaching, writing and never knowing when you’re going to be asked to leave.
“Time magazine rightly began its recent cover story on the college experience in the United States by reporting the results of a chilling survey last year of recent graduates. It showed that 62 percent of them didn’t know, for example, that Congressional terms are two years in the House of Representatives and six years in the Senate. You can’t tell me that the quality of the men and women we send to Washington isn’t affected by such profound and widespread ignorance about what they do there and how the system works (or, rather, doesn’t).”
How do we increase the accessibility of higher education, lower its costs and improve its quality all at once?
I just signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate: Wall Street banks – the ones that wrecked our economy – should not be getting a better interest rate on their government loans than young people trying to go to college.
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America. In the past two years, Harvard, Stanford, M.I.T., Caltech, and the University of Texas have together pledged tens of millions of dollars to MOOC development. Their stated goal is democratic r…