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Higher Ed pay skyrockets in Canada too

Higher Ed pay skyrockets in Canada too

So I’m finishing up on an excellent article taking the entire Canadian higher education system to task. The American system operates by essentially the same rules, however, and Canada’s is merely a reflection of the incredibly corrupt system of their much larger southern neighbor. The last abuse discussed in the article is administrative looting of […] … learn more→

Take down the administrative University, Part 2

Take down the administrative University, Part 2

I’m continuing to look at a thorough discussion of the main reasons higher education is such a mess today. The author cites four key problem areas, but as always I have some things to add. Students By all available metrics, student intellectual performance has declined precipitously as the university administration has ballooned…the takeaway numbers regarding […] … learn more→

What faculty would love to tell admin

What faculty would love to tell admin

It’s so funny watching higher education in the UK slide into the pit, embracing the same failed structures that did so much harm to higher education in the US. Wasn’t anyone paying attention? It seems every time I read an article about the failure of higher education in the UK, it’s familiar to me: it’s […] … learn more→

An administrator defends the looting…poorly

Yes, I’m a little one-sided here in my blog, but it’s so rare to find even a laughable attempt to justify that what’s going on in higher education that it’s hard for me to present any other point of view. The Guardian recently posted a defense by one of the people responsible for the decay […] … learn more→

Government regulations killing education? Part 3

Government regulations killing education? Part 3

I’ve spent the last two posts analyzing a $650,000 a year administrator’s thesis that the reason for the skyrocketing tuition of higher education is all the government regulation and such. Now, there are many very strong arguments to be made for that thesis, but, alas, the $650,000 a year administrator failed to make them, instead […] … learn more→

The disconnect of Higher Education

The disconnect of Higher Education

Thank goodness for online news. There, it’s easy to find a major disconnect between what mainstream media presents, and reality: you just have to read the comments. “a tall white guy wearing a ski mask and a skull cap” –a line from a news article discussing the attackers at mall. For example, the above snippet […] … learn more→

Aren’t more administrators needed to meet increased federal regulatory requirements?

Aren’t more administrators needed to meet increased federal regulatory requirements?

The title of this post is another one of those entrenched but hackneyed questions that obscures the real issues in higher education. The often-heard claim that federal mandates have necessitated the proliferation of administrators makes little sense on several levels. First, and most basically, why should keeping data, etc., on what are essentially secondary, if […] … learn more→