Turns out that the justices on the Supreme Court are way richer than you think they are. Or some of them are, at any rate; others are juggling credit card bills and dental payments.
Soup kitchens: they’re not just for churches anymore.
Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day, and it seems like the worries about campus security were unwarranted.
When a Democrat is at the lectern, there are abstract calls for more economic fairness: a higher minimum wage; higher taxes on the 1%. When Republicans respond, there are abstract accusations of class warfare and being unfair to job creators. It’s easy to get into the rhythm, to assume nothing will change: everyone will bluster for a while and then settle down and we’ll go on as we were, as untouched in our everyday lives by politics as we are by the music of the spheres.
By making these students submit to their teachers’ absolute authority, we are training them to be service workers, not CEOs.
Marc Bousquet writes about the impressive student protests in Quebec for The Chronicle of Higher Education.