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The Dismantling of Higher Education | Al Jazeera America

Wisconsin’s decision to eliminate tenure protections is just latest tremor in the collapse of academic ideals While researching a recent column for Al Jazeera America on the “killing of tenure” and what it means for the future of higher education, it became clear that the attempts by conservatives to dismantle …

An Amorous Professor – NYTimes.com

A professor teaching in the college where I am the dean responded to anonymous accusations that he had an amorous relationship with a student by claiming the relationship took place only after the student graduated. Today, he confessed to me that he lied — the relationship did start before she …

Most Americans earn more than parents, but only a third rise in income class, study says – The Washington Post

The overwhelming majority of Americans still make more money than their parents, but upward mobility is elusive for many, particularly for African Americans and those without a college degree, according to a new study released Monday. While 84 percent of Americans earn more than their parents, about a third moved …

Honor Code – NYTimes.com

Henry V is one of Shakespeare’s most appealing characters. He was rambunctious when young and courageous when older. But suppose Henry went to an American school. By about the third week of nursery school, Henry’s teacher would be sending notes home saying that Henry “had another hard day today.” He …

The (Sort of) New Mitt – NYTimes.com

Today: Mitt Romney and immigration. As you know, American Hispanics are an important and fast-growing voting bloc. Romney has long had a strategy for winning them over. The key, he explained last year, is to tell them “what they know in their heart, which is they or their ancestors did …