|We NEVER stop|
Title and link: The Professors Aren’t Retiring
Flava: If they love their jobs and they want to keep drawing those relatively generous salaries, good for them. But the situation isn’t so great for newly minted PhDs, who will now toil even longer as adjuncts.
Commentary: This ties in with discussions we've had recently about supply and demand, the sizes of grad programs and toxic elder colleagues who won't get out of the way.
Title and link: Sad Professor vs. Frustrated Professor: Battle of the Memes
Flava: People have rushed to embrace the Frustrated College Professor. This poor guy with head to chalkboard has plenty of things to complain about. For example, he teaches in one of the few remaining college classes with a chalkboard.
Commentary: I thought these were kind of funny. Click the link and maybe you'll think so, too.
Title and link: Study Concludes Many Teachers Would Improve With Less Control Of Content
Flava: ...the real problem in public education today is that many teachers have too much control over what they teach each day in their classroom -- and it prevents them from perfecting how they teach.
Commentary: As goes K-12, so to will go grade 13 and beyond?
While you're at the HuffPo, be sure to catch up on what those zany American celebrities are doing. Or not.
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