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The Price of Motherhood: Policy, Penalties, and For-Profits

A new report on for-profit colleges was issued by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research today. In short, the paper finds: Student parents at for-profit colleges are taking on 10 … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Public Intellectual Goodness from Friends

Today my twitter-league, Rhonda Ragsdale, launched the public interface of her research agenda on historic black towns. It’s a wonderful project that may be of particular interest to my many … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Economics of PhDing

From GenomeWeb comes a summary of Lee Skallerup Bessette’s post on Insider Higher Ed about one of the hidden expenses of academic life: the conference debt. This post started as … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

claude fischer on recent poverty research

Originally posted on
Boston Review has a new article by sociologist Claude Fischer on the topic of poverty research. He covers a lot of ground in a few…

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

For-profit College: Route to Opportunity or Unemployment?

Many of you know that my doctoral research examines for-profit colleges. This is a good summary of links for those interested in the scope and breadth of the current discussion … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Add White Kids and Stir is Not Good Education Policy

I commend the Times for at least acknowledging the anniversary of Brown v. Board this week, but I take some issue with the conclusions opinion writer David L. Kirp makes. … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Case of The Chronicle of Higher Education

I had about as much intention of rehashing this as I ever have any intention of buying generic breakfast cereal. But unlike King Vitamin some things beg to be reconsidered. … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

Tweeting with CHE

Originally posted on zunguzungu:
The Chronicle of Higher Education has done the sensible thing and fired Naomi Schaefer Riley: We now agree that Ms. Riley’s blog posting did not meet The Chronicle’s…

May 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been…

When I pulled off the highway during rush hour traffic to type out a response to Schaefer Riley’s attack on my iPad* I was being self-serving. I was serving MY … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 6 Comments

The Inferiority of Blackness as a Subject

I am writing this very quickly while on the side of Interstate 20. I am also struggling mightily to not use my colorful repertoire of insanely rhythmic and appropriate curse … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 191 Comments