At least one positive education statistic did go up during the Obama years.
The process by which public employee unions have been able to accumulate political capital by dunning union dues from non-union members has been in reversal and the beneficiaries of that old policy don’t like it one bit.
BTS is the tendency to blame the president for self-inflicted wounds.
And intellectuals in and out of academia don’t like it.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) have issued a report on “National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom” that might leave readers who have studied such matters scratching their heads.
We frequently learn the hard way that for all of our conflicts over academic freedom, there is more of it in the United States than there is anywhere else.
Over at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Brian C. Mitchell asks whether colleges have lost the battle for public perception. His answer, in an academic fashion, is yes. His reasons are academic too:…
Twitter is exposing academics in ways never before possible, not through the tweets of such as we but through their own pronouncements as they succumb to the apparently irresistible urge to be “public intellectuals.”
Well, that didn’t take long.
Aaron Barlow at the Academe Blog talks about how academics often dismiss the heartland of America as “hillbillies” and trash, which they should not do.