Author Archives: Guerilla U

Starting A-New

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted to Guerilla U.  For the last several years, I’ve been focused on my own university teaching, adjunct activism, and on several large projects that have required an enormous amount of time and energy.  I’ve left the battles raging in K-12 to other very capable educational warriors […]

Setting Students Up for Failure

A lot has been written over the last several years about the out of control tuitions at America’s universities.  (Sadly, tuition costs are becoming an issue in English universities at this point, too.  But even the tuition at Oxford is a fraction of what the costs of ivy-league schools in the U.S. are.) We all […]

Three Reasons Why President Obama’s Promises About Higher Education Offer No Promise at All

President’s speech yesterday, and his promise that his administration will work to make sure every student in America has access to college, promises nothing of value to our students.  There are three basic reasons for this.   The first:  his assurances that everything possible will be done to keep college costs under control.   This doesn’t […]

For Parents and College-Bound Students: The Information The University Won’t Tell You

Our society has become convinced that the only way to a secure, middle class life is through a college program which confers a degree in a “marketable” set of skills. From the time our children are quite young, they are told by parents and teachers, by counselors and advisors, that they must prepare for college. […]