"We must be attentive to seemingly trivial changes that signal a reconfiguration of academic institutions as businesses."
John Traphagan Archive
"If students aren't happy, they might go to a different business—er, college—to purchase their degree."
"The agenda is sales, and I can think of few things more contrary to the purpose and mission of a …
"It’s not just a good idea for intellectuals to speak out on issues—they have an obligation to do so."
"Higher education is reaping what it has been sewing--neoliberal values and policies."
"The mess we’ve made of our planet is obvious, so perhaps it’s time for a new form of intelligence to …
"As long as the metrics line up, the optics will line up, and everything will be good in university land."
"There is only one word to describe the system—exploitative."
The Neoliberal mindset converts higher education from a forum of ideas to a forum of goods and services.
"For years, our schools have been programming students to write uninspiring, formulaic essays."
Education needs to prepare children to function in a socially and intellectually diverse society.
Rubricization misleads people, particularly administrators, into believing that the assessment is objective and valid. Furthermore, fitting people and programs into …
Rubrics exemplify the idea that everything must be reduced to numbers to measure performance objectively. This makes no sense when …