“Former Baruch College Official Pleads Guilty in Grade-Fixing Case” http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/former-baruch-college-official-pleads-guilty-in-grade-fixing-case?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
“Senate Passes Bill to Protect Veterans” http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2012/12/21/senate-passes-bill-protect-veterans
Each article is just one short paragraph and there is not much detail, when there should be a lot of detail for titles like that. Why do some important topics get a cursory mention and others of less importance get pages and pages?
Grade fixing stories should be a big deal; especially when we have seen a lot of mentions over the last couple of years on how adjuncts are feeling pressure from student evaluations to keep their jobs, and therefore, grades become inflated.
A bill to protect veterans: what exactly does that mean? What does the bill do and how exactly does it help veterans?
The internet is a wonderful place, full of information, but it is all right to question it from time to time, and maybe even demand some clarification.
We do want to help students right?
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III