Reminder and Notice

When I first posted A Tale Out of School, along with the highly revealing emails from administrators and others, it got a lot of hits.

I’m posting this “reminder and notice” for new visitors who may not be aware of the article  and want to read it – or even read just the accompanying emails.

I think the story is important because the actions it describes illustrates, in a shocking way, how some, even “elite”, universities go about their “business”.


Notre Dame Is Rocked by Charges of Academic Cheating – Only the Tip of The Iceberg, and, Not Just Notre Dame

Notre Dame Is Rocked by Charges of Academic Cheating - I put my view in a comment:   Critics are only partly right when they "...contend that [college sports officials] are unable to run sports as a big business while … [Continue reading]

More on: The Trouble With Tenure –

The Trouble With Tenure - In addition to a previous comment on this topic, I added this.   If we truly "revere" teachers, we will do something about COLLEGE education. Without a decent college education (something that most … [Continue reading]

School Tenure – First, Cut Off the Problem at the Source

The Trouble With Tenure - I believe this is just another fix that misses the fundamental problem.  I tried to point that out in this comment. I am a former professor. I taught for 25 years, at both an elite school, Wash. U. in St. … [Continue reading]

Good Article – But, From Whence Commeth These Teachers?

Teaching Is Not a Business - This is a good article by someone who also understands universities.  But, (my comment on the NY Times site) Though I agree with Prof. Kirp, I would ask "from whence commeth these teachers?". To get … [Continue reading]