Guns are Just Tools

Yesterday, a gunman using an AR-15 style rifle killed 10 people in a Boulder, CO, grocery store. It was the 7th mass shooting in the U.S. in the last 7 days. Over the years, I’ve written a lot about guns. It started with some high profile attacks on college campuses, when editors turned to me … Continue ReadingGuns are Just Tools

Disabled Professors Need Not Apply (to teach special ed)

The University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, is hiring an Assistant Professor of Special Education. They do not want disabled people to apply for the job. The job ad reads: “Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Employee is occasionally required to have long … Continue ReadingDisabled Professors Need Not Apply (to teach special ed)

Now We Are Sick

There’s Covid-19 in our house. We caught it because the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) wrote “may” instead of “must” into a special education guidance document. We caught it because our school district decided that “may” would equal no for them. We caught it because when forced to choose between abandoning our son’s education or … Continue ReadingNow We Are Sick

Business Professor fails Chart Reading 101

“The average salary of a professor with a PhD (before benefits and admin support costs) is $141,476, though some make much more, and roughly 50% of full-time faculty have tenure.” Excuse me while I work on combining laughter and vomit. It’s not going to be pretty. — David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) July 19, 2020 … Continue ReadingBusiness Professor fails Chart Reading 101