24 octobre 2015

Reason vs. Guns and Denial of Global Warming

HomeBy Steve Wolverton. It’s 2 a.m. on Friday, and I awaken and slowly consider the topic that I will teach in my class on earth science later today: global warming. Read more...

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Trigger or Not, Warnings Matter

HomeBy Julie A. Winterich. Recently, a nonacademic friend asked, “If you were teaching William Butler Yeats’s ‘Leda and the Swan,’ would you use a trigger warning?” Read more...

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Let's Bid Farewell to the Carnegie Unit

HomeBy Arthur Levine. For a century, the Carnegie Unit -- or credit hour -- served American education very well. Created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1906, it is now the nearly universal accounting unit for colleges and schools. Read more...

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Expand Work-Study’s Community Service Requirement

HomeBy Marvin Krislov and Robert Hackett. Congress is currently considering cutting funding for the campus-based Federal Work-Study Program that helps the most economically disadvantaged students pay for postsecondary education. Such action would be ill-advised. Read more...

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UberEd

HomeBy Terrell Halaska. Make no mistake, innovation is already alive and well in the education-technology industry, which has received more than $2.51 billion from investors so far in 2015, and is on track to potentially double the $2.42 billion total invested last year. Read more...

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