Education

"Professor Nikole Hannah-Jones will see you now"

As you may have read poor NKJ had her tenure offer at UNC-CH withdrawn by the UNC's Board of Trustees. Alexander Cockburn offers a brief, funny commentary highlighted by these two fine paragraphs:

You’d have thought that with her scant attention to detail, short temper and proneness to error, NHJ would be perfectly well-suited to a career in academia. Fortunately UNC agrees — they’ve offered her a non-tenured teaching position instead.

But academics at the college have written an angry letter protesting that NHJ was denied tenure. ‘The national politicization of universities, journalism and the social sciences undermines the integrity of and academic freedom within the whole University of North Carolina system,’ they warn. Cockburn agrees: we must consider the integrity of the school that made up fake classes to boost the GPAs of its student-athletes! (Were there ever any meaningful consequences for that, by the way?) [Answer: hell no. --Ed.]


"The Coming Bipartisan Backlash to Public School Wokeness"

Let's hope so:

The backlash to critical race theory, gender ideology and what is often called "wokeness" in schools represents a rare example of bipartisan agreement during a hyper-polarized time. The backlash to critical race theory, gender ideology and what is often called "wokeness" in schools represents a rare example of bipartisan agreement during a hyper-polarized time.