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The cat in this meme-photo asks rhetorically if we should teach religion in schools and, if so, which religion? Our meme-cat suggests that there are only three alternatives: Do not teach any religion in schools. Just teach one religion. Teach all religions. In the discussion below, we will check to see if there are otherContinue reading “On teaching secular and sacred belief systems in schools”
— Gray-haired Women by Sharyl WhiteHawk “One day an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the earth.”— Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem may be right. It’s a beautiful vision. However, my money is on a different vision of the future: One day a collectivity of ultra-intelligent, immortal, telepathic beings will inherit the earth. ManyContinue reading “Perhaps an army of gray-haired women will quietly take over the earth.”
Here’s a very nice article on the financial problems faced by Higher Education. Reports of Higher Education’s Death Have Been Moderately Exaggeratedby Michael Feldstein9/21/2020https://eliterate.us/reports-of-higher-educations-death-have-been-moderately-exaggerated/ His analysis covers a lot of ground, but he doesn’t factor in the use of Open Educational Resources such as publicly funded open textbooks and/or online courses. His analysis also doesContinue reading “The Cost Disease Problem in Higher Education and the Winner-take-all Solution”
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