Sherman Dorn writes critical blog posts about controversial issues within the US educational system from K-12 to the university circuit.
Whither adjunct and graduate-student unions at public colleges and universities?
Last Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that home health-care attendants in Illinois do not have the right to form a union, or at least that any such union has no right to charge representation fees (or agency fees) from non-members. While the case gave the court the opportunity to overturn a 1977 decision that allowed agency […]
Miscellaneous notes on the transition to Arizona
June 30 is technically my last day as a faculty member at the University of South Florida. I’ve been unpaid for June and living in Arizona for a little over two weeks, and my official USF emails have dwindled to a trickle, mostly erroneous bureaucratic missives (TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION FOR SOMEONE IN A DEPARTMENT THAT YOU […]
Another era of complicated state K-12 system lawsuits?
That’ll teach me to write last month about why no one is challenging Florida’s large voucher programs: by the end of the month, those voucher programs became part of an amended complaint filed by the lawyers in a “sweeping lawsuit” claiming Florida’s K-12 system is currently being run unconstitutionally (sweeping is the word used by the […]
- May 29, 2014 Contradictory arguments about “teacher equity” and the missing market analysis
- May 27, 2014 Graduations, honorary degrees, student protest, and advising students
- May 19, 2014 Brief comments on William Bowen and Haverford College commencement
- May 13, 2014 Why has no one challenged Florida’s large voucher programs?
- May 08, 2014 The ultimate LIFO
- May 05, 2014 Don Heller, debt, and the debt-crisis discourse
- May 02, 2014 Walking through a mental neighborhood
- Apr 27, 2014 Theory tic complaints about teacher ed
- Apr 27, 2014 The first rule of White Club (privilege discourse and history)
- Apr 21, 2014 Occam’s Conspiracy Theory
- Apr 17, 2014 Ten things I will miss about Tampa and Florida
- Apr 08, 2014 Common Core: Okay is better than 90% crud
- Apr 02, 2014 Education voucher politics in Florida, early April 2014
- Apr 01, 2014 Join the Digital Inhumanities
- Mar 31, 2014 Writing an anonymous patronizing column is not mentoring
- Mar 10, 2014 How charter co-location looks from afar
- Mar 08, 2014 Why I’m headed to ASU
- Mar 07, 2014 Lil’ Putin annexes Chicago suburb
- Mar 06, 2014 Why does Senator Elizabeth Warren repeat a (fairly new but inaccurate) canard?
- Feb 25, 2014 From the sauna into the frying pan
- Feb 17, 2014 Education Policy Noise Index
- Feb 01, 2014 Join USF’s educational studies masters program!
- Jan 23, 2014 “Instructional design” and “authentic assessment” strike me as hubris
- Jan 06, 2014 Erratum for “Writing History in the Digital Age”
- Dec 31, 2013 13 education stories for 2013