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4. Education

In our final unit, we are going to uncover strengths and weaknesses in the educational system. Specifically, we will be reading the following:

1. http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/10/19/student-loan-crisis-overshadows-real-borrowing-issues/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/ [read for 4/24]
2. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/10/why-debt-balloons-after-graduation-for-black-students/505058/ [read for 4/24]
3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/06/13/obama-administration-issues-rules-to-overhaul-student-debt-forgiveness/?utm_term=.bf543562f730 [read for 4/26]
4. https://hbr.org/2013/03/its-time-for-tenure-to-lose-te [read for 5/1]
5. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/09/higher-education-college-adjunct-professor-salary/404461/ [read for 5/1]
6. http://www.nea.org/home/33067.htm [read for 5/1]
7. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/09/how-liberal-arts-colleges-are-failing-america/262711/ [read for 5/3]
8. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/business/a-rising-call-to-promote-stem-education-and-cut-liberal-arts-funding.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=454CB498C973AFC9560172A66F896DFF&gwt=pay [read for 5/3]
9. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/02/23/standardized-testing-not-enemy/PyyI1UvMxjoQvgjwEM8cHJ/story.html [read for 5/8]
10. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/opinion/sunday/race-and-the-standardized-testing-wars.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=501C38B270F04AD56856AC673CBB2B56&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion [read for 5/8]
11. http://www.salon.com/2014/09/13/why_i_hate_standardized_tests_a_teachers_take_on_how_to_save_public_education/ [read for 5/8]

Stephanie, Afsana, Katherine IN ORDER TO FIX THE PROBLEM OF BLACK STUDENTS MAKE LESS MONEY THAT WHITE STUDENTS, WE NEED TO MAKE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES MORE AVAILABLE TO BLACK STUDENTS. IN ORDER TO MAKE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES MORE AVAILABLE TO BLACK STUDENTS, JOB FAIRS CAN PROMOTE IT......

Tenure’s purpose in providing professors with immunity against unfair firing has become more problematic. Tenure’s expenses can force colleges ability to provide beneficial courses and modernize for quality education. In fact,  tenure does not only limit the college’s ability to modernize the way they teach......

Tenure has, over the years, turned out to be a limitation factor which deprives students from receiving a proper education. In fact, the value of tenure has decreased when it comes to its credibility and purpose, now it is seen as a restriction to the......

Tenure is an ineffective solution to improving universities because it creates barriers within that university.  In fact, tenure’s limitations comes from the way it uses up a universities budget and its negative effect on professors teaching styles. Perhaps lowering the entry qualifications for tenure and bringing in more......

Tenure proves to be problematic and has no benefits over schools or its students. In fact, tenure gets in the way of hiring newly qualified instructors and students do not get the quality education they are paying for. Perhaps if tenure is altered or even eliminated,......

Tenure was introduced to fix the problem of unfair firings of teachers and educators, so they could keep their jobs if they fulfill the specific requirements of it. In fact, tenure wastes a lot of money in teachers making the colleges unable to get modernized......

Tenure is not an effective solution to prevent teachers and educators from being unprofessionally  fired, and it can also hinder the delivery of quality education to students. In fact, there was much research done to support the ineffectiveness of tenure being an effective solution. Perhaps......

Tenure has made it difficult for students to actually learn important studies and information. In fact, due to the ineffectiveness that it has on students it tends to downgrade the level of learning that a student should be capable of. Perhaps, distributing the way that......

Making it hard to fire teachers is what tenures was suppose to do. Instead tenure had made the system too rigid causing colleges to fail in modernization and ability to hire more qualified professors. In fact a lot of studies for tenure comes from an Association......

Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. In fact, this makes professors question the tenure that they do receive because their adapted to contracts that make them have to follow a certain way of teaching. Perhaps, informing the Department of......

Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. When a tenured teachers gets hired for a position in a school they immediately gains this sort of protection which doesn’t allow them to get fired. This protection prevents schools from getting rid......

In order to fix the problem of the high percentage of loan debt for black students, we need to support programs that are able to help black students find jobs to reduce their student debt. Programs such as HBCU provide variety of information for black......

In order to fix the problem of racial inequality in employment, we need to have an after graduate program for minorities to help them get a job after graduating, to create an immediate connection between students and employer that guarantees employment. Colleges will be giving......

Tenure limits quality education for students and causes professors to teach more outdated material. In fact, research shows that neither colleges nor students benefits from tenured professors. Adjunct professors, which usually makes up most of a college’s teaching staff, also does not benefit from tenure.......

Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. The purpose of tenure was to improve the education system but in reality it is hurting it. Wetherbe (2013) writes that, “Professors’ reluctance to use technology to revamp the way they teach is......

It has been seen that tenure lost it’s original motive of simply protecting educators from being fired without reason. In fact, tenure has had a stronger impact on the students than it has on teachers and professors. Perhaps, students should take a closer look at which......

Overall tenure is an ineffective way to push the educational system forward. Although there are many beneficial advantages to tenure, the disadvantages out weights the advantages. Ultimately many solely see the security of jobs rather than the moving forward of education and the impact it......

Tenure is not a suitable solution for bettering college education because it limits the modernization and quality of education that students receive and it fails to show that tenured professors teach more than other professors.  In fact, there is not sufficient evidence that proves that a......

although tenure fixed the problem of teachers being fired without a good reason it created another problem when it lost its ability to modernize teaching due to protecting these teachers. in fact it has caused teachers to stick to their outdated teaching methods. Maybe if teachers......

Tenure has not given universities the solution of safety among educators that they are in need of. Given that a significant number of professors receive tenure, it leaves many others teachers and students at a disadvantage. In fact, tenure has financially impacted universities a tremendous......

Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. Tenure is a rigid system that is supposed to improve the institutions of education, but does not help universities at all. To support this claim, another study “The Trouble with Tenure” Bruni (2014)......

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