I started out as Professor Zero, writing in memory of Paulo Freire, and became Miclantecuhtli. Now I am the coldhearted scientist, Occupying higher education. I used to say Axé but now I may say #OccupyHE. #OccupyHE. Axé.
I submitted my op-ed to the New York Times as per Dame Eleanor Hull’s desire, so we will see what comes next. If they say nothing by the end of the week, I will be asking where to send it next; it started out as a guest post for a blog. I also have page … More On the global financial system, or capitalism as organized crime
This would be the paragraph that needs expansion, in the form of a phrase or two of expansion around each “this” — Serious as this situation is, to take it as a fait accompli whose remedy will be MOOCs is premature. Especially in view of the expense involved in creating a good MOOC, my strong … More For further revision
I really must have this book because it makes my point about the role of the state in the creation and maintenance of racial hierarchies in Latin America. One more thing to buy. Axé.
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…that Reeducation was just sexism masquerading as science: “[People] who are taught that their needs and desires are not to be trusted, are fickle and wrong and are not to be interpreted by the [person] [them]self… Axé.
These changes constitute “reforms” in the way that school closings in poor communities have been dubbed “education reform,” or the way in which Reagan’s tax cuts for the super-wealthy were championed as “tax reform.” Early advocates of the prison system—the folks who brought us solitary confinement in the first place—called themselves “reformers,” too. And, by … More The neoliberalism connection
A few months ago, it was announced [Who announced? Change to active voice?] that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, would soon solve the crisis in higher education by replacing traditional universities. With their advent costs would fall, quality would soar, and access to learning would be greatly expanded. But soon, the discussion shifted. Now, … More Edited slice
This must be cut to 600 words. It may need another title, and it needs sculpting: there are too many ideas. Tell me what you think; then I will tell you what I was asked to do. Then, we will all compromise. I will be grateful, and so will Remaking the University. On democracy, economy, … More Essay draft, 1481 words. Comments required.