Crappity-crap, you people sent me a lot of news links this week. I don't know if there's enough pixels to hold them all.
U. of Tennessee at Martin Encourages Helicopter Parents to Hover
This actually seems to me like a good plan. It gives parents all the info that they would normally call a professor to find out. I don't give a shit if they are bad parents as long as they stay out of my hair.
Chicago's Nifty Pilot Program To Fix Our Student-Loan Mess
I don't know if this will pan out but I doubt it will be any worse than our current efforts to reign in student debt. It does seem to target the students majoring in fields that would most likely allow them to repay their loans anyway.
New Illinois pension law threatens wave of retirements at U of I
There's a bunch of accounting stuff in here that's not really interesting. What caught my eye was:
1. Poor writing is now called a "drafting error." No, selecting Ryan Leaf is a drafting error. You just fucked up.
2. “Unless the language in the bill is
corrected, faculty and staff have an incentive to retire on June 30,
whether they want to or not,” he said.
Dude, our students give us an incentive to retire every single day.
Teachers cyberbullied by students and their parents
Sorry but I can't get worked up about teachers "reported being the target of nasty comments posted on social media sites." Am I too mean if I recommend that they get over it?
I've got several more that will appear in a post later today.
Have a good Saturday!