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why tenure should never, ever be abolished
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why tenure should never, ever be abolished

Tenure is not a magical keep-your-job-forever-no-matter-what card. It's vital protection for scientists whose research might not sit well with ideologues and partisan tribalists on college boards.

why the college bubble really needs to pop
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why the college bubble really needs to pop

The trajectory of American higher education is simply unsustainable and something has to give sooner rather than later.

why standardized testing is ruining education
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why standardized testing is ruining education

No Child Left Behind's series of tests was supposed to help American education. It did the exact opposite.

the catch with a free public college education
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the catch with a free public college education

If taxpayers are going to pay for college, we'll have to make sure that a college education actually yields gainful employment.

why companies and colleges aren’t working together
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why companies and colleges aren’t working together

Companies need colleges to educate their next generation of workers. Yet they're refusing to work with them, or even train their employees for that matter.

are today’s science funding recommendations doing more harm than good?
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are today’s science funding recommendations doing more harm than good?

Studies about America's supposed shortfalls in STEM education have been taken at face value for years. But a thorough review casts doubt on their methods and conclusions.

why there are phds in the unemployment line…
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why there are phds in the unemployment line…

We're ignoring the fact that the professors who teach future generations are in deep financial holes and can't seem to get out.

when online mobs start asking for your head
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when online mobs start asking for your head

It's one thing when a digital mob goes after you when you do something worthy of criticism. But what happens if it descends on you for succeeding?

how not to save science from atheists
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how not to save science from atheists

Accommodationist philosopher Michael Ruse is now seriously defending the citizens of Tennessee voting on science and facts.

the absurd post-college guessing game
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the absurd post-college guessing game

American higher education is no longer just problematic. It's a Kafkaesque maze where almost every turn leads somewhere you don't want to be.

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