Radical Teacher

Periodical containing articles, photos, interviews, and book reviews on radical feminist theory and practice in education.

Articles from No. 93, Spring

Academic Freedom in the Corporate University
Juan Hong was a tenured professor of chemical engineering and materials science at the University of California-Irvine. He had several concerns about his department, chiefly its overuse of adjuncts and temporary instructors. At the time he raised the...
Introduction: College for Dollars?
Here is a Benno Schmidt anecdote to go with the one my co-editor, Susan O'Malley, uses in her article (below). Some years back, at a conference for administrators organized by University Business magazine, former Yale president Schmidt gave the keynote...
Learners and a Teacher, for Profit
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Dean of Ubiquitous University (UU)* told me he had received a "call from Regional"; too many "learners" were failing my remedial English class. I needed to pass more of them: What could I do to...
Resources
Bullfrog Films has produced a number of excellent films for educational purposes over the past year. * Multiracial Identity explores the social, political, and religious impact of the multiracial movement and the experience of being multiracial....
Teaching in the Commercialized Community College
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At the start of the winter semester n January 2007, during a college-wide faculty meeting, the president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) where I teach announced the establishment of an auto-tech academy and plans...
Teaching Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven in a Postcolonial Context
I most recently taught the Jamaican-born Michelle Cliff's critically acclaimed novel No Telephone to Heaven in a special topics course on Caribbean-American literature at Fayetteville State University, a regional comprehensive university in the University...
The Leading Edge of Corporatization in Higher Ed: For-Profit Colleges
A number of years ago in a meeting with Benno Schmidt, former President of Yale University and current Chair of the City University of New York Board of Trustees, I, as a member of the executive committee of the CUNY Faculty Senate, argued that a certain...
The Original Occupy Wall Street: Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
Last semester my College Composition 2 class at Palm Beach State College in Florida engaged in a provocative discussion. We considered an increasingly complex world in which many are disenfranchised. We discussed a developing American experience in...
When a Text Transforms a Course: Cowhey's Black Ants and Buddhists
Each semester, at a state university in northern New Jersey, I teach multiple sections of the only course in K-5 Social Studies teaching methods in an undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program. This course is taken in conjunction with a...
Which Way Home (Directed by Rebecca Cammisa, HBO Films, 2009, 82 Minutes)
At Central Michigan University, I teach a course called Race and Inequality, in which the topic of immigration tends to be especially sensitive for students. Many bring a stereotypical image of adult Latinos "invading" the United States when issues...
Why We Should Support Organizing in the For-Profits
In the rapidly expanding world of for-profit higher education, there are no faculty unions. It has been predicted that there never will be. These institutions stand ruthlessly by the policy of staying union-free. Nonetheless, there are reports of attempts...