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Just graduating from university is no longer enough to get a job

Earn a university degree and get a job. This formula has worked with relative success for over 50 years. But increasingly in many fields today the …

Higher Education

College students are not customers: A political shorthand that needs to die.

In what is apparently a vogue of Republican state legislators exercising misplaced vendettas against college professors, Iowa Sen. Mark Chelgren …

Universities should change the way they measure success

Universities have a vast array of measures to gauge how successful they are. Most of the measures have a lot to do with prestige and not much to do …

Higher Education

Universities run as businesses can't pursue genuine learning

The past few months have seen a multitude of revelations of cheating, academic dishonesty and sliding academic standards within Australian …

Higher Education

I am an adjunct professor who teaches five classes. I earn less than a pet-sitter

Like most university teachers today, I am a low-paid contract worker. Now and then, a friend will ask: “Have you tried dog-walking on the side?” I have. Pet care, I can reveal, takes massive attention, energy and driving time. I’m friends with a full-time, professionally employed pet-sitter who’s …

Higher Education

Doing things differently: By embracing the politics of Higher Education, academics can help create a better system.

With higher education in constant flux around the latest assessment exercise, to what extent are academics and administrators ‘hitting the target and …

Higher Education: Capitalism at Its Most Despicable

By <b>Paul Buchheit / Common Dreams</b> <i>This piece originally appeared on Common Dreams.</i><p>Rating capitalist despicability is a daunting task with Big Pharma and …

What's Left After Higher Education Is Dismantled

The two big higher-education stories this month couldn't be more different. On one hand, you have financier Stephen A. Schwarzman donating $150 …

The corporatization of higher education: With a system that caters to the 1 percent, students and faculty get screwed

Low-paid teachers are fighting back against exploitation in public & private colleges. No more poverty wages<p>Students aren’t the only ones feeling the financial pinch of college. Faculty members are, too, particularly adjunct professors and recent hires. According to Service Employees International …

10 Ways to Deal with a Teen who Talks Back

It seems as if our current society both reflects and encourages these behaviors, as media often shows sassy teenage stars who get a laugh from their …

Parenting

Where Do the Smartest Kids in the World Go to School?

Imagine if teachers in the United States were as revered as doctors or lawyers, were paid salaries that rivaled corporate executives, and had …

Too Much STEAM? Rethinking STEM & the Arts

A MiddleWeb Blog<p>I’m currently teaching a STEM/STEAM online course for Powerful Learning Practice with my arts expert buddy of 20 years – Nancy …

Eighth-graders learn finance skills at JA World in Coconut Creek

Just for the day, eighth-grader Stefano Botti had a new identity Wednesday, as a 29-year-old meter reader, married with a child and earning $25,476 …

State bills would replace school textbooks with technology

MONTGOMERY — Textbooks have been a part of students’ lives since the days of the one-room school house. But several members of the Alabama …

Education Technology

6 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Traveling Solo - Vagabondish

If you have ever:<p>Been frustrated by whiny travel companions.<br>• Resented being dragged places you don’t want to go.<br>• Felt guilty for dragging others places …

The wild woodlands of the Great Smoky Mountains

The ethereal range on the Tennessee-North Carolina border is a paradox of ancient, eroded mountains located in the heart of the busy US south.

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …