Category: Education

Victor Rios: From gang member to PhD

Yesterday, PBS NewsHour featured a fantastic piece on Victors Rios, author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys and former gang member/high school dropout. The video below… READ MORE

Playing Mozart on the Titanic

An article about the Modern Languages Association’s annual meeting by Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors. His new book, No University Is an Island: Saving Academic… READ MORE

Stanley Fish: The Post-PC University

In a NYTimes online op-ed, Stanley Fish compares Cary Nelson’s forthcoming No University is an Island with another study of political correctness at universities. He offers high praise for Nelson’s… READ MORE

Junk Analysis of Higher Ed by the NY Times

Cross-posted from the blog of Marc Bousquet, author of How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation. [Last month’s] report on academic employment by the New York Times… READ MORE