03 avril 2019

Whom Do Activists of Color Speak For?

By Eboo Patel. What happens if the community you are trying to speak for does not agree with your views?
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen is also a nonfiction writer whose essays frequently have a heavy helping of identity politics. Here he is in a piece from The New York Times in 2017 claiming that the standard “show don’t tell” wisdom of the typical American writing workshop reveals its white male supremacist DNA. More...

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Consumer Tip

By Matt Reed. A couple of days ago I had a conversation with someone who knows higher education well. She asked about things that parents of prospective community college students should know. More...

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Early Results from Florida…

By Matt Reed. Trying to get placement right.
If there’s one thing that any decent American political scientist knows, it’s not to trust early results from Florida. More...

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The Boy Selected…

By Matt Reed. A college choice explained.
The college search process is finally over. And this is not an April Fools’ post. More...

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Friday Fragments - March 28, 2019

By Matt Reed. We’re living the truth of these two articles. The first shares the results of a study finding that state-level disinvestment in public universities has led them to recruit out-of-state students as cash cows.  Judging by the financial aid offers The Boy has been receiving from out-of-state public universities, that’s really true. The post-aid prices they’re asking us to pay are wildly high, given that these are ostensibly public institutions. More...

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Going Off-Script

By Matt Reed. Some of my favorite moments in teaching came when students went off-script. I’d ask a question expecting either a particular answer or an answer within a fairly predictable range, and the response would be so far removed from anything I expected that I’d have to improvise. More...

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The Most Common Comment at Open House This Year

By Matt Reed. Brookdale had its Spring Open House on Sunday. Despite the rain, attendance was high, with high school juniors and seniors bringing parents and siblings in tow.  Faculty and staff showed up in force, either to show off their programs or to answer questions. More...

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More Like This, Please

By Matt Reed. Press stories about college closures are becoming common enough to form a genre. As with any genre, certain conventions have emerged. There’s the profile of the struggling student, the synopsis of recent questionable decisions by institution leaders, and the reference to local demographics. More...

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A Stumper

By Matt Reed. Free speech and the Trump administration.
On Monday, the Trump campaign sent out a memo to “television producers” with a list of people it strongly suggests should be banned from any future appearances. More...

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Thoughts on Alder College

By Matt Reed. Is there a way to build a nonprofit, tuition-driven, liberal-arts focused two year college these days. More...

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