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Tom Slater, The new blasphemies on campusread
Take Harvard’s Introductory Course on Buddhism, One of Five World Religions Classes Offered Free Online “The approach of these courses is summed up by Religious Literacy Project Director Diane L. Moore in a document called “Our Method.” Religious scholars, she writes, recognize “the validity of normative theological assertions without equating them with universal truths about the tradition itself.” One can study religions with a critical, yet charitable, eye, allowing them to speak for themselves while remaining skeptical of their claims, and while acknowledging their “full range of agency from the heinous to the heroic.” In his introductory video lectures, Professor Hallisey admits this isn’t always easy..It almost goes without saying, as he does say, that “conversations about religious matters can be contentious, even painful—sometimes intensely so.” But like the best religious teachers, Hallisey urges his students to think for themselves, and to place the study of religion “firmly in the Humanities,” a discipline in which “we not only… learn about other men and women, but also… learn about ourselves…. When we look back at what has happened to us, we can say that we ‘have grown.’” We can study some or all of the world religions and have this experience, even if we end up adopting none of them.…” read
Moriah Balingit, A year after ascending, DeVos hails shrinking of the Education Department read
Sarah Vowell, A University of, by and for the People “Here’s a problem. Every 10 years since 1948, Montanans vote on the 6-mill levy, a property tax to keep tuition low at the state universities, including M.S.U. It has always passed, but support keeps dwindling, to about 56 percent 10 years ago from around 64 percent in 1988. According to a Pew survey last year, 58 percent of conservatives believe universities have a negative impact on America, a crucial consideration in majority-Republican Montana.” read
Michael Ignatieff and Stefan Roch, Academic Freedom – Central European University Press “The book contains thoughtful historical analysis of the origins of the ideal of academic freedom; eloquent testimony from the front lines of the battle to defend the academy as a free space for controversial thought; as well as analysis of how university autonomy and self-government are endangered by hostile political forces around the world.” read
Harvard Hires First Professor of Native American History read
Dan Plante, SDSU offering course on removing President Trump from office read
Lee Moran, University Faculty Votes To Revoke Donald Trump’s Honorary Degree (Lehigh) read
Masha Gessen, The Living Memorial to Boris Nemtsov Is the Most Radical Political Statement in Russia “As the Yeltsin Presidency unravelled, Nemtsov fell out of favor, and an entirely different successor, the secret-police chief Vladimir Putin, emerged.” read
This Isn’t the First Time Conspiracy Theorists Have Accused Student Activists of Being ‘Paid Actors’ read
James W Loewen, Farewell to the U.S. History Textbook? “Despite the invention of the web, the books have actually grown. The twelve textbooks I examined for the first edition of Lies My Teacher Told Me, all published between 1975 and 1991, averaged 888 pages. The books I studied for the second edition, all published between 2000 and 2007, contained 1,152 pages. There is no excuse for this bloating” read
Alexia Fernández Campbell, This is America: 9 out of 10 public schools now hold mass shooting drills for students read
How Anti-Leftism Has Made Jordan Peterson a Mark for Fascist Propaganda read

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Amethyst Tagney, What Education Professionals Can Learn from Finlandread
Josh Jones, MIT’s New Master’s Program Admits Students Without College and High School Degrees … and Helps Solve the World’s Most Pressing Problems read
Dan Colman, Robert Reich Makes His UC Berkeley Course on Wealth and Inequality in America Available on Facebook read
IHEU Admin,, UK rejects asylum application from humanist because he fails to name ancient Greek philosophers read
Rosemary Bennett,A first from Oxford as women win more places than men read
Christian Smith, Higher Education Is Drowning in BS read
Lester Spence, Why Baltimore Doesn’t Heat Its Schools read
Jamie Littlefield, Earn an Ivy League Degree Online read
Jacqueline Thomsen, Company with DeVos ties awarded Education Dept debt-collection contract: report read
Josh Jones, Carl Sagan & the Dalai Lama Meet in 1991 and Discuss When Science Can Answer Big Questions Better Than Religion read
Evolution acceptance in children linked to aptitude, not belief read

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Walter Einenkel, Betsy DeVos faces absolutely stunning ‘silent’ protest at Harvard read
Ellen Brown, Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers On The Backs Of The Young read
Jonathan Haidt on The Age of Outrage: What It’s Doing to Our Universities, and Our Country watch
Kira M. Newman, The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2017 read
Aaron Glantz, Senators want to see military contracts with for-profit schools read
Jon Baskin, The Academic Home of Trumpism read
Kevin Birmingham, ‘The Great Shame of Our Profession’ “The privilege of tenure used to confer academic freedom through job security. By now, decades of adjunctification have made the professoriate fearful, insular, and conformist.” read
Will Maule, Meet the New Christian College That Plans to Completely Revolutionize Higher Education read

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Rebecca Mead,, Success Academy’s Radical Educational Experimentread
Prior experience working with youth of color linked to more multicultural awareness read
Rachel Cohen, Will America’s Schools Ever Be Desegregated? read
Rebecca Mead, Success Academy’s Radical Educational Experiment read
Popular, theatlantic.com, The Coddling of the American Mind
Mark Karlin, House Tax Bill May Force Many Graduate Students to Drop Out of School read
Mark Karlin, Keeping US Education Segregated Is a Highly Profitable Business for Some read
Lisa Miller, She Breaks Rules While Expecting Students to Follow Them (Eva Moskowitz) read
Sam Hoisington, An MIT Dean Planned a University With No Classrooms. Here’s Where It Stands. Christine Ortiz and Station1 read
Brian O and Dan Bauman, Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges read
Rebecca Klein, Inside The Voucher Schools That Teach L. Ron Hubbard, But Say They’re Not Scientologist read
Gallup, The Political Divide Over Higher Education in America read
Academy Commission on Undergraduate Education Underscores the Value of the Liberal Arts for All Students read

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theatlantic.com, Why Parents Make Flawed Choices About Their Kids’ Schooling read
Ryan Grim and Aída Chávez,, Children Are Dying at Alarming Rates in Foster Care, and Nobody Is Bothering to Investigate read
Audrey Williams, U. of Arkansas System Considers Changes to Ease Tenured-Faculty Firings read
Valerie J. Calderon, Admissions Directors: Value of Liberal Arts Not Understood read
Nick Roll, New Graduation Requirement: Patriotism read
David Masciotra, How Fake News Works: Tens of Millions of Americans Would Flunk Any Basic Civics Class read
Jennifer Berkshire, How Closing Public Schools Undermines Democracy read
Justin King, Smoke and Mirrors in Education Savings read
Emma Coleman, Chicago’s (Still) Divided Public Schools read

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chronicle.com, The Far Right Comes to Campus read
Jeff Bryant, Why Charter Schools Are Losing Support from Democrats
James F. Keenan, As UVa’s Leaders Equivocate, Professors Shine an Ethical Light read
Barry C. Keenan, Save the Humanities so We Can Think Better “What is more worrisome is that students who enroll in liberal arts colleges are shying away from humanities majors. And to increase their appeal to the middle class, many liberal arts colleges are accentuating this trend by tripping over themselves to create new programs and curricular options that facilitate career placement…..When a liberal arts undergraduate writes their best work in humanities papers during their four years of study, and each time receives feedback that hones their ability to make better arguments the next time, that student has learned to think critically, and will graduate with every chance of exercising disciplined independent judgment the rest of their lives.” read
Diverging Trends in Completions of Advanced Humanities Degrees read
Mark Lilla, How Colleges Are Strangling Liberalism read
David Remnick, A Conversation with Mark Lilla on His Critique of Identity Politics “Lilla, who has expanded that article into his new, brief book, “The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics,” insists that his is the pragmatic view: that in order to secure progress for overlooked and oppressed peoples—in order to advance a liberal economic, environmental, and social agenda—political power must be won, which means that elections must be won.” read
Martha S. Jones, What Mark Lilla Gets Wrong About Students read
Valerie Strauss, This ALEC state report card speaks volumes about Betsy DeVos’s education agenda read
Timothy Aubry, Don’t Panic, Liberal Arts Majors. The Tech World Wants You read
Jeff Bryant, What Happened To All The Teachers? read
Nell Gluckman, The Antifa Academic read
Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science read
Amy Couch, Rural, Religious, and Racist: Molding the Minds of Children in All the Wrong Ways read
Leo Casey, When Privatization Means Segregation: Setting the Record Straight on School Vouchers read
Brandon Busteed, Higher Education: Drop the Term “Liberal Arts” read
Frank Newport, Why Are Republicans Down on Higher Ed? read
Lydia Wheeler, DeVos charges ahead on school choice read

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Steven Rosenfeld, 15 Key Takeaways From the NEA’s New Policy on Holding Charter Schools Accountableread
Higher Education Fallacies: What’s Behind Rising Conservative Distrust of Learning? read
!Celisa Calacal, These Top Prosecutors Are Threatening Legal Action Against Betsy DeVos
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Jennifer Berkshire, Deeply Unpopular, DeVos and ALEC in Lockstep in Trying to Destroy Public Education read
Frank Furedi, The ages of distraction read
Hunter and {{author}, Republican voters turn against book learning as the party’s enstupiding accelerates read
Nina Turner: “Free” Higher Education is an Investment, Not a Burden (9m) watch
David Halperin, DeVos Dystopia: What Trashing For-Profit College Rules Means for Students read
Jeff Bryant, 5 Reasons Why Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ Must Include Public Education read
Jeff Bryant, Problems Posed By School Choice Can’t Be Ignored read
Chris Taylor, ALEC’s Attack on Public Education: A Report from the Frontlines read
Creston Davis, Creating an Educational Alternative Front to the Neoliberal Academy read
Katherine Stewart, What the ‘Government Schools’ Critics Really Mean read
Jeff Bryant. Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Wrong: Schools Don’t Cause Science Ignorance. “…there are estimates that nearly one in eight high school biology teachers believe Earth and the human species did not evolve over time.
But this does not necessarily mean these teachers are brainwashing students with creationist beliefs. Good teachers demonstrate all the time that they can present objective information about a subject while not letting that subject matter challenge their own belief systems.” read
Marlena Trafas, Closing Time: Harvard’s Ban on Single-Sex Social Clubs read
New Harvard class is majority nonwhite, as Trump administration focuses on affirmative action read
Professors in the Political Cross Hairs read
A state-by-state comparison of middle school science standards on evolution in the United States (re. by Bertha Vazquez) read
Andrea Adomako, Black stories matter: on the whiteness of children’s books read
A College and Klan Traditions read
Jessicah Pierre, Republicans are Right: Going to College Hurts :Yet new public opinion polling shows most Republicans think colleges have a negative impact on the country. Unfortunately, they might be right — but not for the reasons you might expect them to give.” read
Massimo Pigliucci, The Case for More Science and Philosophy Books for Children read
Walter G. Moss, Education Should Deliver Us from Racism and Trumpism read
Liana Loewus, At Big-City Charter Schools, More Teachers See Unions as an Option read

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David Sessions, The Rise of the Thought Leader-How the superrich have funded a new class of intellectual. Rev. of Daniel Drezner, . “Only 35 percent of wealthy Americans support spending what is necessary to ensure good public schools,” Drezner notes, “a sharp contrast to 87-percent support from the general public.” The wealthy also support cuts to government spending and social programs much more strongly than the rest of the public—which fits with their compulsion to spend millions on trying to buy academic legitimacy for unregulated capitalism…..Surveying this new landscape, it is clear that the true role of the thought leader is to serve as the organic intellectual of the one percent—the figure who, as Gramsci put it, gives the emerging class “an awareness of its own function” in society…..Bad times, historically speaking, are good for ideas, and our moment is no exception. We’re arguably living in a new golden age of little magazines: Not only have publications like n+1, Jacobin, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Current Affairs appeared in recent years, but older ones like The Baffler and Dissent have been resurrected or revitalized.” read

portside.org, In Defense of the Campus: Why the Left Must Not Write Off Universities read read
Fred Edwords, Why Religious Education Is Needed in Public Schools read
Jake Johnson, Will These Studies Finally Make Betsy DeVos Admit School Vouchers Are a Total Scam? read
Tom Jacobs, Middle School Ethnic Diversity Benefits All Students read
Lawrence Smith, Gov. Matt Bevin publicly signs bill allowing Kentucky’s public schools to teach the Bible read
Jake Murray, Elite public schools that rely on entry exams fail the diversity test read
Chris Quintana, Under Fire, These Professors Were Criticized by Their Colleges read
Elizabeth Reiner Platt, What’s So Troubling About Funding a Playground? How Trinity Lutheran Undermines the First Amendment read
In Rural America, We Need Sex Ed Along With Accessible Reproductive Health Care read
Scott O Lilienfeld, Microaggressions? read
Kaya Oakes, Union Busting for God: Catholic Colleges Invoke “Religious Freedom” to Violate Catholic Teaching read
Ellison Barber, Supreme Court ruling emboldens school-choice advocates read
Sarah Brown, chronicle.com, As Illinois Budget Impasse Ends, So Does a ‘Nightmare of Total Uncertainty’ for Its Public Colleges read
Jeff Bryant, Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium read
Michael Stratford, 18 states sue Betsy DeVos over delay of student loan protections
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Steven Ward, A Field Guide to American Higher-Ed Reformers (2015) read
30 years after Edwards v. Aguillard: Here’s why creationism still lingers in America’s public schools read
Evan R. Goldstein, The Gadfly. Jonathan Haidt on colleges and faculties read
David Edwards, White House confirms Jerry Falwell Jr. will participate in task force on education reform read
Kevin Arnold , Possibilities : The epigenetics revolution // Grit in middle school // Science in the madrasa
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Rachel Cohen, The Untold History of Charter Schools read
Diane Rado, National education group recommends religious studies in K-12 public schools read
Dwyer Gunn, Seceding School Districts Leave Vulnerable Kids Behind read
Jeff Schuhrke, Charter School Educators Just Voted to Join the Most Militant Teachers’ Union in the Country read
Karen Wolfe, Was the Most Expensive School Board Race in U.S. History Really All About the Money? read
Diane Ravitch, The Demolition of American Education read

Richard Oxman, Educators Serving The Powers That Be: Results of a Recent Survey read
Steven Rosenfeld, Perverse Law in 9 States Enriches Donors to Private Schools: Trump Could Be on the Verge of Taking It National read
Zack Ford, Betsy DeVos abandons LGBTQ students, won’t protect them from discrimination read
Scott Jaschik,Humanities Majors Drop read
Free Speech on Campus: A Critical Analysis read
From Online Testing to Online Learning read
Natasha Singer, The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools read
Report: The Failure of Policy Planning in California’s Charter School Facility Funding read
Organizing Against The Trump/DeVos Mis-Education Agenda read
dianeravitch, A Visit to the Offices of SBAC read
dianeravitch,, Laura Chapman: California Loves Waste, Fraud, and Financial Abuse So Long as the Money Goes to Charters read
Emma Brown, DeVos praises this voucher-like program. Here’s what it means for school reform. read
Robert G. Natelson, How the travel ban ruling could change public education read
Joseph Batory, The Betrayal of Pennsylvania’s Public Schools read
Miles Kampf-Lassin, Education Rahm Emanuel should drop his absurd CPS graduation scheme and fund public education read
Ira David Socol, What “Instructional Tolerance” means and why it matters read
LeBrun: Charter schools a costly distraction read
Bridging the Divide: Within Integrated Schools, De Facto Segregation Persists read
Why a Right-Wing Think Tank is Trying to Destroy the Indian Child Welfare Act read
Tax Credit Scholarships: “Neovoucher” Profiteering Disguised as Philanthropy read
Robbie Feinberg, Rural Maine districts worry as Trump aims to beef up ‘school choice’ read
Russ Walsh, Defending Public Education from Trump’s Tyranny read

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Peter A. McKay, Betsy DeVos will let one company handle all federal student loans read
Shaun M. Dougherty, How Trump’s harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth goals read
Universities across the country are facing up to their past association with slavery read
Roxanne Garza, Block and Cut: How the Federal Government is Underfunding Student Support and Academic Enrichment read
Rebecca Klein, Most Americans Want To See More School Integration As Trump Destroys Existing Efforts read
Brandon Busteed, Do You Regret Your College Choices? read
Yves Smith, Michael Hudson: Are Students a Class? read
Susan Svrluga and Joe Heim, Threat shuts down college embroiled in racial dispute read
Rachel Olivia O’Connor. Valleria Ruselli and Annapurna Tosca Sriramarcel, A Litmus Test For Academia. Overpopulation “Religion is a factor in all of this, of course. But so is unwarranted faith in Science and Technology.” read
Carimah Townes, The future of the school-to-prison pipeline under Betsy DeVos is bleak read
California: Eli Broad and Betsy DeVos Agree that Charter Schools Trump Local Control read
Katherine Mangan, A White Supremacist Comes to Auburn read
Chris Quintana, A Polarized Campus [Evergreen College] Struggles to Understand How Racial Tensions Became National News read
Yves Smith, Starved School Budgets Across the US: A Symptom of Education Funding Crisis read
Communication and Humanities Degrees (AAAS) read
Frank Bruni, These Campus Inquisitions Must Stop read
Are Students a Class? read
Jack Burns, Penn State Officials Get Slap on the Wrist for Covering Up Rampant Child Rape read
Where is the outrage for Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor? read
Michael Hudson, From Debt Peons To Wage Slaves read
Sara Stevenson: What Do State Tests Really Cost? read
How School Choice Segregated the Public Schools of Michigan, Home of the DeVos Family read
Washington State: Where Billionaires Get Richer, and Schools Get Shafted read
Michael Kranish, In Northwest, a question of tax cuts or education read
Steven Rosenfeld, Shocking Education Report Shows Taxpayers Paying Hundreds of Millions for Unneeded and Inferior Charter Schools read
Education Reform? Put Your Baby in Front of A Computer, Please! read
DeVos’ Choice to Lead Civil Rights Office Complained about Affirmative Action read
Micah Uetricht, Sorry, Charter Boosters: Record Numbers of Teachers at Chicago Charter Schools Are Organizing Unions read
National Education Policy Center: Failing Cybercharters Continue to Grow read
New Study: Why Teachers Created a New Genre: The “I Quit” Letters read
Mitchell Robinson: The Best Argument Yet for Public Schools read
Setback for Camelot Education as a Result of ProPublica-Slate Expose read
THE EDITORIAL BOARD, Whose Side Is Betsy DeVos On? read
Who is the Walton Family Foundation Funding? read list
Maryland: Legislature Limits Hours of Testing, But Don’t Celebrate read
Peter Greene, Field Guide To Choice Advocates read
Tim Slekar, Teacher Shortage as “Shock Doctrine” read
Indiana Officials Planning State Takeover of Gary and Muncie Schools read
Diane Ravitch, Tim Slekar to Wisconsin Legislators: Stop the War on Teachers read
Gayle Greene, In the public schools, it’s been 1984 for quite awhile read
Natasha Singer, The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools ““They have the power to change policy, but no corresponding check on that power,” said Megan Tompkins-Stange, an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. “It does subvert the democratic process.”….Captains of American industry have long used their private wealth to remake public education, with lasting and not always beneficial results.” read