The publishing company Routledge is introducing a new academic periodical, Porn Studies, a quarterly journal that will launch next spring. Many academics aren’t so happy with this.
PS will be,
The first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies will publish innovative work examining specifically
Last week I wrote about President Barack Obama’s annual fight with Congress over the interest rate on government-backed student loans.
Obama has one plan. Congressional Republicans (Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.) and Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)) have another. And Senator Elizabeth Warren has a third. There are other plans floating around developed by both Republicans (Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.)) and Democrats (Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.)) in the […]
The education strategies pursued by many policymakers in the last decade, focused on high stakes testing and sanctions based on low performance on standardized tests, are controversial. Critics argue that such strategies are cruel and likely to prove ineffective given persistent poverty in America. But what’s the motivation behind such efforts?
According to a piece by David Sirota at Salon:
In the great American debate over education, the education and technology corporations,