How English became English – and not Latin

English grammar has been closely bound up with that of Latin since the 16th century, when English first began to be taught in schools. Given that grammatical instruction prior to this had focused on
English grammar has been closely bound up with that of Latin since the 16th century, when English first began to be taught in schools. Given that grammatical instruction prior to this had focused on [More]

Performance Based Funding & Adjustments

  I have written numerous essays on the issue of performance based funding of Florida state universities. This essay adds to the stack by addressing the matter of adjusting the assessment on
  I have written numerous essays on the issue of performance based funding of Florida state universities. This essay adds to the stack by addressing the matter of adjusting the assessment on [More]

Solving the Attendance Problem

While philosophy is about inquiry and students should be encouraged to ask questions, there used to be one question I hoped students would not ask. That question was “do I need the book?” I did
While philosophy is about inquiry and students should be encouraged to ask questions, there used to be one question I hoped students would not ask. That question was “do I need the book?” I did [More]

Performance Based Funding & Social Mobility Index

View image | gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the animals gathered together to decide which of them was the very best. After some deliberation and braying, barking and squawking of opinions,
View image | gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the animals gathered together to decide which of them was the very best. After some deliberation and braying, barking and squawking of opinions, [More]

Race & Performance Based Funding

View image | gettyimages.com Florida, like some other states, has imposed performance based funding on its state universities. The basic idea is that each state school is evaluated by ten
View image | gettyimages.com Florida, like some other states, has imposed performance based funding on its state universities. The basic idea is that each state school is evaluated by ten [More]

Performance Based Funding: Taking the Fight to the Enemy.

View image | gettyimages.com Since the whole “war on x” thing is overdone, I will not say that there is a war on public education. Rather, I will say that certain politicians have attacked one
View image | gettyimages.com Since the whole “war on x” thing is overdone, I will not say that there is a war on public education. Rather, I will say that certain politicians have attacked one [More]

How to write a great graduation speech

It’s graduation time at many of the nation’s schools and colleges. The commencement ceremony is a great exhalation for all involved and an annual rite of passage celebrating academic achievements.
It’s graduation time at many of the nation’s schools and colleges. The commencement ceremony is a great exhalation for all involved and an annual rite of passage celebrating academic achievements. [More]

Introduction to Philosophy

View image | gettyimages.com The following provides a (mostly) complete Introduction to Philosophy course. Readings & Notes (PDF) Intro Readings  Intro Notes  Class Videos (YouTube) Part I
View image | gettyimages.com The following provides a (mostly) complete Introduction to Philosophy course. Readings & Notes (PDF) Intro Readings  Intro Notes  Class Videos (YouTube) Part I [More]

The Challenge of Attendance

View image | gettyimages.com I recently attended a meeting discussing the use of Blackboard Analytics as a tool for student retention and improving graduation rates. Last year I had attended
View image | gettyimages.com I recently attended a meeting discussing the use of Blackboard Analytics as a tool for student retention and improving graduation rates. Last year I had attended [More]

Nineteenth and twentieth century Scottish philosophy

In the history of Britain, eighteenth century Scotland stands out as a period of remarkable intellectual energy and fertility. The Scottish Enlightenment, as it came to be known, is widely regarded
In the history of Britain, eighteenth century Scotland stands out as a period of remarkable intellectual energy and fertility. The Scottish Enlightenment, as it came to be known, is widely regarded [More]