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Memo to Principals: C-O-A-C-H is a Five Letter Word

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.14.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

I have routinely encountered hesitancy amongst school leaders to pursue relationships with coaches and/or to attend robust, sustained leadership seminars and trainings.

Does She Work Hard for the Money?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Kate Blanchard

An adjunct instructor at my institution who teaches five courses, earns an annual total of $17,700 ($3,540 per course). If she teaches 15 hours per we...

A Moral Dilemma for Academia: Dignity for Adjuncts

Robert Fuller | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Robert Fuller

What began as part-time teaching to meet a temporary need or plug a gap in the curriculum has evolved into systemic institutional injustice. The extent of the exploitation of adjuncts is inconsistent with both academic and American values.

Why Tenure Matters

Michael Jinkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

The dramatic countryside of Northeastern Scotland along the craggy banks of the Don River, a wild stream that tumbles from the Highlands to the North ...

Vergara v. California: Marching Toward a Dream Still Denied

Marcellus Antonio McRae | Posted 11.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Marcellus Antonio McRae

Growing up in Los Angeles, I was greatly blessed to have teachers who had a profound commitment to quality instruction, an appreciation for the impact they would have on my life, and the skill to challenge me to raise and strive to realize my expectations. Not all children are so lucky.

Broken Education, Flawless Health Care: A Republican Fallacy

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

While Republicans seem willing to make drastic changes to education using the power of the government, they apparently feel differently regarding our supposedly broken health care system.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett: The Sponsorship Secret

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 10.24.2013 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

There's a reason that the face of the conventional model of business success is still a white man. It's not that white men boast better leadership skills or management savvy or customer smarts. It's that they have better connections. In a word, they have sponsors.

Blame and Punishment: When Mea Culpas Are Simply Not Sufficient

Jay Halfond | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

The recent Internal Revenue Services targeting of the Tea Party implicated many -- where the lines of responsibility are fuzzy and perhaps even arbitrary. And just this past week, the dean of Harvard College resigned amidst a scandal-within-a-scandal.

Ed Today: Teacher Tenure Targeted In North Carolina; Few Options For New Orleans Kids In Failing Schools

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

North Carolina Bill Targets Teachers A top North Carolina lawmaker has introduced several education reform measures du jour -- including one that would end tenure -- reports the News & Observer. "Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger on Tuesday unveiled what he called the second round of education reforms aimed at holding schools and teachers more accountable for students' progress - including ending tenure and grading entire schools," the N & O reports. Last year, he introduced the same bill. But this time around, Republicans hold a veto-proof majority, so one never knows.

What Is It Like To Be Denied Tenure as a Professor?

Quora | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Pablo Pomposiello, Biotechnologist The short answer: I was denied tenure at the University o...

Twinkies May Live to See a New Day

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Critics thought that Hostess Brands, consistent with its famous Twinkies, would never spoil. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Or were they?

Presumed Incompetent: Breaking the Silence of Racism in Academia

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Khanh Ho

There's a hot new book making the rounds in the academic world: Presumed Incompetent. The book addresses the predicament that women of color high up in the ivory tower find themselves in -- a predicament few of us really know.

New Survey Finds College Administrators Ditching Tenure

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2013 | College

College administrators will continue to rely heavily on adjunct instructors and faculty who won't be eligible for tenure, according to a new poll of h...

Does Academic Freedom Not Apply to Criticism of Tenure?

James C. Wetherbe | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
James C. Wetherbe

Can the First Amendment protect academic freedom sans tenure? If it can, the academic freedom argument for tenure evaporates, which opens the door to reduce the cost of college at public universities.

"Work" Has a New Definition in Today's World

Gil Laroya | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Whether your definition of work is positive or negative, one thing is becoming clear: The definition of work has evolved. This ain't your mom's economy anymore.

An Argument For Teacher Tenure

Randy Turner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education
Randy Turner

One of the enduring myths propagated by the so-called reformers is that there are thousands of bad teachers in this country who can't be fired because they have been given tenure and their jobs are being protected at the expense of brilliant young teachers who could have saved education.

WATCH: The Tenure Debate At Wayne State And Beyond

Posted 10.31.2012 | Detroit

The future of tenure is up for debate as universities examine the effectiveness of old models and tighten budgets. Detroit's Wayne State University h...

Joy Resmovits

Michelle Rhee's Group Wades Into Michigan Union Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Michelle Rhee is jumping into another union battle -- this time in Michigan. As Washington, D.C. schools chief, Rhee sparred with American Federati...

Teachers Must Adapt To New Evaluation Models Where Tenure Does Not Protect

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Ohio's new teacher evaluation system kicks in starting next year, teacher Tammy Schmidt may be joining her third-grade stu...

When Bosses Say "Flexibility," It Means Job Destruction

Francis Shor | Posted 07.25.2012 | Detroit
Francis Shor

While public universities are non-profit institutions, they are increasingly exhibiting corporate behavior, from highly paid presidents to superfluous administrators, to replacing tenured faculty with poorly paid part-time teachers.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Wayne State Faculty: University Administration Trying To Do Away With Tenure

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

As negotiators work to meet a rapidly approaching deadline for Wayne State University faculty contracts, union representatives claim that a proposal o...

It's Time to Use Test Scores to Determine Teacher Pay

Randy Turner | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

Let's base 100 percent of teacher pay on the results of standardized tests. But if we are to have true educational reform, a concept that seems to be lost when used by those who claim that mantle, I want the following conditions:

The Crisis in American Education Is a Myth

Randy Turner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

For too long we have allowed politicians to ignore dealing with the real problems of poverty and permitted them to use education as a convenient scapegoat for their negligence.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed For Years, Professor Turns To Ghostwriting For Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Jennifer Sunseri lost her job as an assistant professor in 2009. Now, after nearly three years of unemployment, no health insurance, and diminished ho...

Professing Hard Work

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

College professors are yet again being flayed in the media. This time, an opinion piece in the Washington Post follows a well-worn path, complaining that professors are vastly overpaid. Let me demonstrate why this is dangerously out of touch.