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  1. Some recent articles I’d like to recommend; the first two are prompted by recent UVa (ahem) events:

    “What Happens When Public Universities Are Run by Robber Barons” on alternet.org

    http://www.alternet.org/education/155954/what_happens_when_public_universities_are_run_by_robber_barons

    AND

    “The Worrisome Ascendance of Business in Higher Education”
    Commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, including this line: “What we need is to learn the discipline of business without the short-term orientation. Markets are amoral. A competitive market will determine a fair price—whether for cocaine or cocoa—but not necessarily the enduring social value.”

    http://chronicle.com/article/The-Worrisome-Ascendance-of/132501/

    AND,

    from earlier this spring, “Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System” on truth-out.org. Here’s one of my favorite bits, a quote from a teacher (name withheld): “I cannot say for certain—not with the certainty of a Bill Gates or a Mike Bloomberg who pontificate with utter certainty over a field in which they know absolutely nothing—but more and more I suspect that a major goal of the reform campaign is to make the work of a teacher so degrading and insulting that the dignified and the truly educated teachers will simply leave while they still retain a modicum of self-respect,” he added. “In less than a decade we been stripped of autonomy and are increasingly micromanaged.”

    http://truth-out.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=396:why-the-united-states-is-destroying-its-education-system

    First it’s K-12, and then it’s us, y’all….

    Comment by Anita R. Guynn — June 26, 2012 @ 5:43 pm


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