Monthly Archives: July 2010

Tenure: An idea whose time has gone?

Megan McArdle’s recent piece in The Atlantic makes this claim.  My favorite part was her response to the argument that it is tenure that allows professors to produce important research: How about valuable scholarship?  Well, define valuable–in many liberal arts fields, the … Continue reading

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Low-income students and college

An evil twin to Paul’s earlier post about the continuing economic benefits of a college education is the depressing news that fewer and fewer low-income students are both attending and graduating from college (see full article): Fewer low- and moderate-income high school graduates … Continue reading

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