TURNING POINTS—“The Privileged Poor?”

Elite universities pride themselves on their efforts to accept and encourage economically poor students at their schools. Students from low-income families do benefit from these efforts to diversify student population at highly selective universities; however, Harvard professor Anthony Abraham Jack’s The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students introduces readers to the disturbing … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—“The Privileged Poor?”

TURNING POINTS—“Winning By Surrendering Our Turf”

  After last week’s post about the Thriving in Academe article (http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/1901eAdvocate_ThrivingFinal.pdf) I heard from my old friend and teaching partner, Paul McGarvey, who spun story after story about collaborative teaching and how it energized dozens of faculty members at Community College of Philadelphia over the years. Professors from various disciplines came together and learned … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—“Winning By Surrendering Our Turf”