What did you miss last week? Here are a few stories that might be of interest…
The tradition continues: The entire faculty senate at Gordon College resigned suddenly this week. HT: JF
All you college teachers out there: Dan Willingham reviews two new studies about students who use laptops during lectures. Dell won’t be happy.
Senator Bernie Sanders introduces his free college-tuition plan. He doesn’t think it will pass, but that’s not the point.
Will privatization school reformers repeat the mistakes of the GOP health-care flop? Andrew Rotherham makes the case.
Why are some free-marketeers nervous about Betsy DeVos? They want more charters and more choices, too, but they think her plans to get them might backfire.
Hersh? Ze? They! Grammar nerds decide we can use “they” and “them” instead of “he or she” and “him and her.” As in “everybody has their opinion,” instead of “everybody has his or her opinion.”
Evangelical Christians have always had a complicated relationship to nationalism and patriotism. Is America a “Christian nation?” Has God been “kicked out?” Is Trump’s appeal to Christian nationalism anything new? For a great set of academic articles considering these tough questions, check out the new volume of Religions, edited by the inestimable Mark Edwards.