May 2, 2019
So Monday I’m over at Costco with my friends whom I enjoy driving to various shopping junkets. We’re checking out and chatting with the cashier, who remarks that it’s his fortieth anniversary on the job at Costco! Wow! Can you … Continue reading
October 14, 2017
Comments Off on Charter Schools: What Could Go Wrong?
Interested in charter schools as an alternative to traditional public education? Well, that makes sense, especially in a backwater like Arizona, where schools are shamefully underfunded and the resulting national and international academic rankings are similarly shameful. Are charter schools … Continue reading
October 7, 2016
Comments Off on Yipe? The Perp?
Possible sighting of the hood’s roving child molester and a rumination on how universities exploit students, especially in online courses. Continue reading
July 8, 2016
Comments Off on Art: A New Venture
So I signed up for a drawing class at the Shemer Art Center, a city-operated museum and artists’ center in a historic home in the ritzy Arcadia district. My friend La Maya, who has considerable talent as a painter, started … Continue reading
March 30, 2016
If your kids attend a college or university — or if you do — you need to read this book. College students or their parents face endless tuition increases. Do you know what their tuition is buying — and not buying? Sixty … Continue reading
March 8, 2016
Comments Off on Considering Grad School? 8 Things to Think About
Come on over to the Plain & Simple Press blog, where I just posted eight guidelines for people who are considering graduate school, especially a Ph.D. program. Or any degree that might lead to a job in higher ed. Cruising … Continue reading