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Honors Students Begin Boycott of Arizona Universities

I’m horrified by the new Arizona law requiring all immigrants to carry documentation with them wherever they go. This seems like an idiotic idea for a wide range of reasons, not all of which I’ll go into here. One clear … Continue reading

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What Is Tenure?

Scott McLeod over at Dangerously Irrelevant has provided an excellent analysis of arguments against tenure. One thing to keep in mind as you’re considering this debate: Tenure is not a bullet-proof guarantee of perpetual employment. Tenure is a union-based protection … Continue reading

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Maryland Teachers to be Evaluated on “Student Performance”

Michael Birnbaum has an article in the Washington Post today about Maryland educators’ resistance to a proposed evaluation scheme put out by the Maryland Board of Education. The new rule would require that at least 50% of a teacher’s evaluation … Continue reading

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Student “Protest” Ends With Whimper, Not Bang

A group of students in New Jersey walked out of school today, purportedly to protest budget cuts handed down by governor and noted dumb-ass Chris Christie. According to the article, the school district’s state aid was reduced by 2/3. Apparently … Continue reading

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El principio

Ye cats. Here we go!

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