From the daily archives: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Governor’s faculty workload policy fails to address real higher ed problems
by Sara Kilpatrick

John Kasich doesn’t think professors work hard enough.  Don’t take my word for it; just look at the two budgets he has introduced since taking office.  In 2011, Kasich’s initial budget called for full-time faculty to teach one additional class every other year…with no end date.  The language was so ill-conceived and poorly crafted that it garnered support from no one, and was quickly removed in the Ohio House.  But if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  In his latest budget, Kasich included […]

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The following letter was sent to State Rep Gerald Stebelton, Chairman of the House Education Committee today.   The author kindly allowed us to reprint a slightly edited version of it here at Plunderbund.


Dear Representative Stebelton,

I am writing today partially because of your quote in today’s Dispatch where there was a discussion in which a group known as “Students First” claimed that a master’s degree mattered very little in the quality of instruction students receive and that after five years of teaching experience, except for high-level science and math, such experience in the classroom made little difference in the quality […]

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