“One of the lone drawbacks of affirmative action is that mediocrity can become an expectation.”— Khadijah Davis is a sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University.
“Given the choice between losing their jobs or keeping the full 4 hours on instruction for students who enter the college with English as their second language and with significant lack of preparation for college level work, English faculty chose to act on behalf of their students and their colleagues have supported them”.—the Academic Senate of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, N. Y.
“There are so many ways a role play about racism can go wrong in a room full of 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds.”—elementary school teacher Katharine Johnson
3 presidents at public colleges, including Penn State’s Graham Spanier, made more than a million in 2010-2011. —Chronicle of Higher Education almanac.
36 college presidents made more than one million dollars in 2009–Chronicle of Higher Education almanac. —Chronicle of Higher Education almanac.
While everybody else was taking cuts in pay and benefits, executive pay went up 4.9 % in colleges—Chronicle of Higher Education almanac.
The want ads of the last Chronicle of Higher Education in August feature 15 pages of faculty jobs, 9 pages of administrative positions and another 3 of “executive positions.” Aren’t we getting a bit bureaucratic?
“Educational establishments have been making promises to students they cannot keep.” –Aaron Barlow, New York City College of Technology (CUNY).
“With the exception of a few areas — specifically, climate and the environment, certain fields within biology and medicine, history of science and the interaction between science and public policy — the rot that infects the rest of academia has been averted in science and engineering schools.”— Ron Lipsman, professor emeritus of mathematics and former senior associate dean of the College of Computer, Math & Physical Sciences, University of Maryland.
“College student loan debt now surpasses $1 trillion.”—Vicki Alger, Independent Women’s Forum