Colleges Are Screwing Both Teachers and Students

Colleges Are Screwing Both Teachers and Students

On Friday, January 26, I was in a good mood. I was about to start teaching for the spring semester on Monday. I had set everything up online, and my syllabus was ready. I’d even emailed my students to let them know which textbook to buy. Then I got a phone call...
Why Some Students Fail

Why Some Students Fail

Another semester is about to begin at the community college where I teach. Some of my students come from middle class backgrounds. They went to excellent high schools, enjoy financial and emotional support from their parents, and have what it takes to excel in...
A Rigged Game Only Amazon Will Win

A Rigged Game Only Amazon Will Win

In September, the giant retail monopolist Amazon announced its intention to build a second corporate headquarters in Someplace, North America. Where’s that? Aha, that’s the trick in a corporate game called “Fleece the Taxpayer.” CEO Jeff Bezos...
There Are No S—hole Countries

There Are No S—hole Countries

We recently learned that Donald Trump referred to African nations and Haiti using a derogatory and profane term. (Accounts differ, but all seem to agree it ended with “hole.”) Writing off an enormous percentage of the world’s landmass and population as inferior isn’t...
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