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As was clear during the West Virginia teachers strike, teachers in underfunded and poorly paid states throughout the country are revolting. Dana Goldstein has a good story on Oklahoma, where teachers are threatening to strike because they really have nothing to lose. When she woke up one morning last week, Tiffany Bell, a teacher at […]

Teaching Evaluations

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On February 13, 2018

Get in a conversation with any group of professors and the topic of teaching evaluations will come up. Specifically, what will come up is that teaching evaluations serve as an excuse for students to s

Civil War Final

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On May 13, 2016
#Historians @ihr_history not all ‘owl-like.. bedraggled’ but rollicking, well-groomed, sane-looking. Daily Mail 1931 pic.twitter.com/fEwaU1L3Bx — IHR Library (@IHR_Library) May 11, 2016 Take my final in History 365: The Civil War and Reconstruction Answer 1 of the following 2 questions. 1) In a 7-8 page paper, answer the following question: Are the years 1865-1877 best understood […]

The Textbook Scam

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On November 1, 2015

Henry Farrell is speaking some truth here about the textbook scam. I teach international relations at a university where political science is the most popular major. As well as teaching intensive semi

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Adjuncts

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On March 12, 2015
Let me start by saying that I’ve hesitated to write this post for a few days because I don’t want to come across as that professor who doesn’t get the reality of life for the armies of adjuncts who are teaching college classes. I’m not that professor. I know lots of people who are struggling […]

Historical Images

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On March 5, 2015

After a long hiatus to finish the two books, I have begun updating my historical image blog again. I just put up a set of images on immigration. I like to collect historical images for teaching, as I

Cold War Film Course Bleg

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On May 14, 2014
So I am teaching a short 4-week summer session course on Cold War Film. It only meets 10 times (4-hour sessions) so while the official course title is Recent America through Film, I’m concentrating on the Cold War since it’s not really possible to do a broader topic justice. And just because it says Recent […]
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