Before we get any deeper into this post, let me state very clearly that I fault no parent looking at the beginning of this school year for his or her child(ren) with dread. In fact, I'm one of them: My 16-year-old is about to begin his junior year of high school, and I've never felt … Continue reading The conversations about coronavirus and school reopenings are becoming more emotional
Month: July 2020
That which I know But I do not say. That which you know And you talk all day. You are popular, You are liked; But I am trusted, Because I am not mic’d.
Dodger pitcher Joe Kelly is playing with fire
Before we get into the heart of this blog post, let me make a couple points clear: I’m not condoning the obvious cheating that took place during the Houston Astros’ run to a World Series title in 2017. The sign stealing contributed to their championship, although we’ll never know exactly which game(s) in that series … Continue reading Dodger pitcher Joe Kelly is playing with fire
Antifa are killers? The data say…
...no. As the Guardian reports, A new database of nearly 900 politically motivated attacks and plots in the United States since 1994 includes just one attack staged by an anti-fascist that led to fatalities. In that case, the single person killed was the perpetrator. Over the same time period, American white supremacists and other rightwing extremists have carried … Continue reading Antifa are killers? The data say…
College football fans will be pivotal this season
Two college football teams will spend the next two weeks in quarantine. That means no workouts for either the Michigan State or Rutgers football teams. Yes, multiple positive coronavirus tests within each program are the cause. And it’s not yet clear how those 14 days in quarantine will effect either team with preparations for the … Continue reading College football fans will be pivotal this season
An open letter to Scott Galloway
Scott, Enough. Your peddling of doom -- and the worst example was your recent analysis suggesting that roughly 90 U.S. colleges and institutions could close because of coronavirus -- serves no one's interests. And that's especially true as we navigate through a pandemic with the Executive Branch having abandoned any pretense of leadership. Now, I … Continue reading An open letter to Scott Galloway
Canisius lays off almost 100 people, including 25 faculty; lawsuits promised
The Buffalo News reports Monday was a horrible day at Canisius College. And lawsuits are sure to follow. Tanya M. Loughead, president of Canisius’ chapter of the American Association of University Professors, said almost all of the faculty being let go are tenured. She said they have legal rights that would prevent them from being … Continue reading Canisius lays off almost 100 people, including 25 faculty; lawsuits promised
The missing piece of the coronavirus conversation on too many of our college campuses
"This fall, we plan to..." "Our intention is to begin the fall semester by..." "While paying attention to health conditions, we have decided that the fall term will..." Statements such as these have now been made public by America's colleges and universities. Let's set aside whether you agree with the decision to go on ground … Continue reading The missing piece of the coronavirus conversation on too many of our college campuses
K-12 online this year? Yes. Full stop.
If your community resembles the one in which I live, then you know there’s a fierce debate about whether the local K-12 school buildings should reopen next month to allow for in-person teaching. (Full disclosure: My younger son begins his junior year of high school in a few weeks; it’s for you to determine if … Continue reading K-12 online this year? Yes. Full stop.