Gerald Graff, a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, presented a defense of Common Core after author and educator Diane Ravitch strongly criticized the federal education curriculum.
Monthly Archives For January 2014
It’s odd watching a group of left-wing academics buck up each other’s spirits after they’ve encountered the cold, cruel world outside academe.
When education reforms are attacked by both the Left and Right, maybe both sides have a good point.
The greatest writers and critics get ironically short shrift at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting so it is worthy of note when they get their due.
Applying modern day psychology to the masters yields some odd results.
While it is undoubtedly good to reflect upon great literature and works of art, applying mathematical equations to them might be a bit much.
Many have wondered what happened to the anti-war movement since President Bush left office. We think we found it, at the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Although the title of a panel at the Modern Language Association indicated it would be a forum for dissident Iranian artists, the panelists made few claims that the dictatorship there might dispute.
Professors from Stanford, Brigham Young University and University of Colorado at Boulder claimed that massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, are not a threat to their profession, while simultaneously showing their colleagues how they could get in on the action.
Perhaps one of the unfortunate byproducts of the lumping together of English and History under the rubric “Humanities” is that English professors start to think of themselves as historians. When they try to be, they prove that they are not.