Elite universities want to keep that reputation, and the best way to do that is to get the best students to prove they have the best professors (which in turn do research and let their students meet the classes)
In the 1970s, I hired a couple of male Harvard Debaters to debate an entertaining topic on our campus against a couple of female debaters from a very successful debate team at a university down the road.
The topic was: “The education of women is a fruitless endeavor.” Afterwards, I talked to the Harvard men about education at Harvard.
They said that they signed up for Henry Kissinger’s class in Government. But they seldom saw the gentleman. His graduate assistance team taught the course while he “researched.”
So much for an elite education.
The goal is not to match what is taught in school, but to lead what is taught in school. Skills like fast comprehensive reading, Listening comprehension, writing efficiency, argumentation skills in verbal situations like small group discussion and public speaking are essential to success. Since values are the core of all decision-making, some philosophy; since visual communication is dominating art appreciation is paramount. Leadership, not followship is the valid mandate of the SAT. They got it WRONG
It’s not the “Stand Your Ground” law that shadowed justice: it’s the rules of evidence.
In the State of Florida and some other states, if you perceive yourself as being a victim of mayhem, you can use deadly force to protect yourself — presumably, a knife, gun, or club-like object.
What is clearly the point of controversy in such defense situations outside of your “castle” in states such as Florida is the rhetoric of “Stand your Ground” in the street.
If, for example, a White man attacks or appears to be attacking a Black man and the Black man feels he will experience mayhem, he can shoot to kill the White man, and vise versa, as defined in the Zimmerman case in Florida.
The recent Dunn case in Florida adds insight into the development of the equation: it is not necessary for the defendant prove the propensity of mayhem. The prosecution must prove that there was a real weapon ( a shotgun, in this case) that limited the defendants right to use deadly force as a defense.
In other words, the prosecution had to prove a real gun vs the defense’s “perception” of a real gun: thus the propensity for the perfect crime by the so called defendant.
Obamacare is sure to force businesses to raise the minimum wage.
This Speech Professor believes the above summary is an excellent summary of the issues.
My criticism of the speech structure itself is that it lacks a preview of similar headings in the speech at the end of the introduction, and sprinkled internal summary of the headings covered during the speech with naming the “next”.
It doesn’t take much to keep the speech in perspective with those sign posting techniques.
The speech had passion and compassion presented at appropriate segments in the speech.
We need to quit telling students they’re not as good as the rest of the world.
Grading on improvement is a better option. It’s the employer’s problem to decide if they know enough.
The job of a teacher is to improve his/her student.
There are differences in “Right To Work” and “Dismissal for Cause” laws from State to State.
There should be federal regulations that supersede those states that have whimsical reasons for dismissal.