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Colleges and universities around the nation are using COVID-19 related budget crises to double down on their long existing attack on the humanities and social sciences. First, the University of Vermont. Katherine Brennan, a 21-year-old religious studies major at the University of Vermont, checked her inbox Wednesday afternoon to find an ominous subject line: “Changes […]
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Apropos the two post from yesterday on COVID-19 and education, three Georgetown professors – Shweta Bansal, Colin Carlson and John Kraemer – have a piece in the Washington Post arguing against bringing students back in the fall. Universities across the country areannouncing their intention to resume in-person classes despite the ongoing threat of a pandemic including […]
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Brown Grad Student Unionism

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On June 11, 2020
Need to congratulate the Brown graduate students for winning a union contract. This is actually a big deal. Private schools have been harshly anti-union. While Democratic presidents have opened up collective bargaining to graduate students, Republican administrations, including this one, have pushed to reverse that. What this means is that private schools can basically wait […]
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I know I’ve talked about how much I hate the textbook industry before, but this is just well over the line. The world’s largest education publisher has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by making all its learning resources “digital first”. Pearson said students would only be able to rent physical textbooks […]
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