Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is sponsoring “Good for Wall Street—Bad for Students,” a panel discussion and national webcast on the dangers of for-profit colleges

  For-profit colleges-such as The Art Institutes, Argosy University, Brown Mackie College, and South University-generate millions in profits for Wall Street.   Meanwhile students get the short end of the stick. Typically at for-profit schools, tuition is higher, debt is larger, and graduation rates are lower than at traditional schools.   That’s why the Service […]

Michigan Appeals Court to hear overturn of ban on affirmative action this winter

Fight to regain affirmative action in Michigan is brewing For five years, Michigan’s Prop 2 has excluded thousands of qualified black, Latino/a and Native American students from Michigan’s premier public colleges and universities. The University of Michigan has seen a 36% decline in the number of underrepresented minorities in the undergraduate school of Literature, Science […]

Maher's "Real Time" Education Debate Failure Redux: Legend of the Fall, pt. VII

A new slogan has appeared from the ranks of educators who know the new education reform movement to be misguided, uninformed, and powerful: “Those who can, teach. Those who cannot pass laws about teaching.” This is a parody of the demeaning, “Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach.” It is this saying that is […]

How the World Changed: Symposium of Critical Thinkers Sept. 11-12

Presented by the International News Net. Worldwide Webcast/ http://howtheworldchanged.org/ WHERE: Walker Stage - 56 Walker Street, New York, NY WHEN: 12 noon on Sat. Sept. 11th through 6pm Sun. Sept. 12th This event will be web cast for viewers around the world! Check back soon for further details. We invite you to join us as […]

What's Your Agenda?

The other day I was quoted in a campus newspaper about global warming. Actually, I was asked to give my opinion about a colleague who was serving on a government panel that was looking at global warming. I’m not a global warming expert. In fact, the closest I will ever get to being an expert on […]