Archaeopteryx 
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Updated on March 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM

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Re: “Tom Cotton: Only a few days necessary to bomb Iran facilities

Gawker thinks Cotton is some sort of alien replicant or something:

http://fortressamerica.gawker.com/is-tom-c…

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Archaeopteryx on 04/08/2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “The myth of declining public support for higher education

More students + no increase in state funding = less support for higher ed. Most of that federal Pell money is getting sucked up by fake on-line "colleges" like Phoenix and Liberty. Maybe you count that as education funding, but I don't.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Archaeopteryx on 04/05/2015 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Walton defender gets typing hand slapped in charter school debate

Elwood, some colleges discourage getting a Master's and Ph.D. from the same place, some do not. Lots of places even encourage it, if a Master's student has a good relationship with the major professor, or a project worth continuing. And "Assistant Professor" is just the name of a rank--all tenure-track faculty start out as an assistant, then can earn promotion to "Associate Professor," and eventually to "Professor." So, that title isn't necessarily a bad thing.

That having been said, it occurs to me that there should be some young Democratic party operative already preparing the campaign ads that say something like, "Don't vote for the party that gave away your public schools to private interests." And, "What ever happened to 'local control?'" And, "Do you really want your schools run by Wal-Mart?"

19 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Archaeopteryx on 03/16/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “A higher ed eye on the legislature

There's broad support among the legislature for "e-versity" because there aren't but three or four of them that have any understanding of what education ought to be. And the idea that the U of A version is going to out-compete folks like University of Phoenix, Liberty, Trinity, and the folks that have been doing it for years is laughable. Those crooks already have the infrastructure, the reputation, and the advertising. This is a boondoggle, and the universities that have been raided are never going to be repaid. UALR is soon going to be cutting programs, but hey, let's take some of their reserve and use it to build competitors to UALR, while cheapening the U of A brand. Seems legit.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Archaeopteryx on 03/14/2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Governor lends support to public school privatization bill

These people are stealing a goddamned school system to give to private industry. Elections have consequences. This is what the people of Arkansas voted for. This and a senator who doesn't understand the Constitution. Give us a year, and we'll be the next Louisiana or Kansas.

26 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Archaeopteryx on 03/11/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Fatter payday nears for state legislators; public hearing today on $23,531 pay raise

I don't understand. Are the Koch Brothers not paying them enough?

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Archaeopteryx on 03/02/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Gun lobby rolls House Education Commmittee for guns on college campuses

Mark my words. Somewhere, right now, there's a person on a college campus, or in a high school, who is going to be killed because of this horrible, unnecessary law.

18 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Archaeopteryx on 02/26/2015 at 3:03 PM

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