A new one from @mornamcdermott, is it the blue or the red pill? #highered

Once again, a well-researched and detailed piece from Educational Alchemy. Quick question, and this is for higher ed: why the hell would college syllabi need to be aligned to common core? I thought being college and career ready meant you were, you know, ready for college and we could move on?  Whose ridiculous idea is […]

Why Can’t I Opt Out of the GREs?

Why Can't I Opt Out of the GREs?

Cross-blogged at http://mskatiesramblings.blogspot.com/2012/11/why-cant-i-opt-out-of-gres.html I have dropped off the face of the blogging world.  The reason is two-fold.  First, life at the psychiatric hospital where I work has become unbearable.  From where I stand, there is a mental health crisis happening in this city which is being exacerbated by the continued cuts and privatization of mental […]

Elite cultures

I’m sitting here in Georgetown waiting for my wife to get done with some meetings. She’s a student there. We had a discussion over pancakes (we’re high rollers) this morning about this elitist culture that she senses there and that she does not belong, or has trouble feeling as much. I won’t divulge too many […]


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