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Entries by Paul Stoller from 12/2011

Classroom Commentaries

| Posted 12.05.2011 | College

There's nothing wrong with teaching with enthusiasm. And yet if we concentrate so narrowly upon satisfying the consumer demands of the educational market, we replace scholarly rigor and standards of excellence with grade inflation and an acceptable mediocrity.

It's A Wonderful -- Newt?

| Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

If the glut of corporate money continues to poison our political system, it is possible that we could elect Newt "Mr. Potter" Gingrich to the presidency. How would someone who seems to know and care so little about poor people govern our country?

Winter Break

| Posted 12.26.2011 | College

When I began professing in 1980, there seemed to be more time to teach. We had the same 15-week semesters, but my courses were much more demanding, for both me as well as for my students. Something has changed in higher education.