higher education

Educating for the Resistance

Educating for the Resistance

Just when you think you’re out.. they pull you back in. I have fallen back in love with teaching, this time at Bronx Community College and at a high school in Harlem that has partnered with CUNY to bring in adjunct professors. This week's post is about how adjuncts are financially penalized for spending time designing engaging classes, and how the Kardashians are the ultimate pedagogical tool for getting the attention of jaded students.

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In defense of the admission scammers... they weren't doing anything new.

In defense of the admission scammers... they weren't doing anything new.

In this post, I talk about the deliciousness that is this unfolding elite admissions scam, which implicates our favorite mom celebs (note how their husbands aren’t implicated in this, eyeroll) and how this really is just business as usual in Higher Ed. I break down some pretty soul-crushing statistics that confirm this. But as an antidote, I couldn’t resist photoshopping my face onto some sportsball athletes. Think I can get into Harvard now?

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Academic Relapse, Part 2: The Return

Academic Relapse, Part 2: The Return

I continue my story of my academic relapse and my ventures into the past. I’m starting to unpack the trauma and emotions associated with being sued by a former professor, so stay tuned. This week, I talk about professors as dinosaurs, forced to eat their young in order to survive (even though we all know they’re going extinct regardless—both of ‘em). I talk about how, to higher education, the task of education itself does not matter

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