I figured out how the CAPES (or CAPET, for technology) fits into the edifice of degrees and certifications: it’s the teaching qualification most people have. You can still try for the agregé after that and get a raise and 3 hours fewer of class per week, and teach higher up, but I never figured it … More French education system
This is brilliant, and we should read it. Axé.
In my study group we read an interesting paper about this that said it was reformist and not revolutionary. Axé.
We were no longer citizens, but taxpayers, and now we have been further reduced to consumers, exercising our democratic rights through this megaphone. The consumer is sold things, not necessarily the things they want, and the things are nonetheless needed, and very expensive. Consumers can express their displeasure and be treated with unvarying politeness, but … More Consumer or citizen
This is the site. Axé.
Our little book is out. I said this in another post but in the current WordPress skin, the news is below the fold. I wouldn’t have chosen to translate this poet/this book, but I did, and the work changed me. I’m a poet now: all my other translation projects have been academic, but this one … More Amerindios
This is the most brilliant blog ever, and we should all be studying it. Also: why did I not know about Gamaliel Churata? Axé.
There are 23 Czech koruna to the dollar and I have to know this since I have not been able to convince my computer I am not Czech. How it got this idea I am not sure. Axé.
Here’s an action alert: write The Nation and complain about their faux-lefty piece. The Arnautoff murals are not there to “remind black people of oppression.” They are there as a critique of the canonization of George Washington and yes, they remind one that this progenitor of American liberty held slaves. They don’t have any of … More Action alert!
I am glad to be able to travel so much but I wish it took less thought. Since getting back from California it has taken a whole day to fully figure out how to do a weekend of professional travel to Washington, and another to Atlanta. It takes thought because it has to be done … More 1er. monde