(Photo: United Teachers Los Angeles) Catskill Avenue Elementary, located about 14 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, is a “legacy school,” says 5th grade teacher Elizabeth Untalan. “It’s been around for 71 years….Grandparents, great-grandparents, daughters son have all gone through our
As the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain began to collapse in 2015, tens of thousands of borrowers were left with student loans they had no prospect of repaying. Debt activists turned to a novel solution — they said they wouldn’t repay
Bruce Gilley, a professor of political science at Portland State University, said an international “hate mob” tried to silence him following the 2017 publication of a controversial essay in which he defended aspects of colonialism. Now Gilley says his own institution
A new study finds that states that cut appropriations for higher education see declines in the numbers of bachelor’s and doctoral degrees — with a negative impact on the state’s work force. The study, published as a white paper by
A dozen faculty members at Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity learned at the end of May they would not have their contracts renewed, representing significant cuts to the on-the-ground instructional work force of the Christian university in Lynchburg, Va.
Nuance is a good thing, and it tends to help improve our understanding of complex issues and public policy questions. Unfortunately, our political discourse and, increasingly, news media coverage seem less and less inclined to traffic in it. Take some
A federal appeals court in Washington last week revived a former law professor’s tenure denial case against his one-time institution, the University of the District of Columbia. The case itself is unusual in that the professor, who now goes by
The American Association of University Professors voted to censure two institutions for alleged violations of academic freedom and tenure at its annual meeting Saturday in Washington. It sanctioned a third administration for deviating from AAUP-supported norms of shared governance. The
Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Stephanie Robinson, two married Harvard University law professors, were not renewed in their positions as faculty deans of the residential Winthrop House after a series of controversies set off by Sullivan’s decision to defend Harvey
By Kendal Rolley A teary-eyed student approached me after class asking me to help her understand the grade she had received on a piece of writing. We discussed what she could do next time to achieve a higher grade, and
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