college http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: How is the corporatization of higher education affecting teachers? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-corporatization-higher-education-affecting-teachers <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">On today’s Your Call, we’ll discuss how colleges are hiring part-time teachers to save costs, and what impact it has on education. Adjunct teachers now make up 50 percent of higher education faculty. Many receive no benefits and are paid poorly, with no chance of job-security or tenure. What happens to students when their teachers are contractors, not full-time professionals? And how are adjuncts organizing for change? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.</span></span><br /><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p><p><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-6142dc70-4920-e74a-fe40-d66be8726f44"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:58:38 +0000 Becca Hoekstra 39909 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is the corporatization of higher education affecting teachers? Commentaries: San Francisco high schoolers on the influence of music http://kalw.org/post/commentaries-san-francisco-high-schoolers-influence-music <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For some, music is a source of inspiration, and even guidance. For others, it may be the beginning of a potential career path.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In these next two commentaries, high school students from the Ruth </span>Asawa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> School of the Arts in San Francisco explore the significance of music in their lives.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:21:42 +0000 Jules Cunningham & Hosanna Rubio 28703 at http://kalw.org Commentaries: San Francisco high schoolers on the influence of music Hear Here: Seeking a higher education http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-seeking-higher-education <p></p><p>Esther Goolsby is from East Oakland, and she is one of the people Carl Rist’s program might have helped if it were around back in the 90s. She was living in East Oakland, and at age 16 was already a mom. She told our community storytelling project, <a href="http://www.hearhere.kalw.org">Hear Here</a>, about the path she took to a college degree.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 00:17:46 +0000 Audrey Dilling 27276 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Seeking a higher education Forget Med School, Become A Plumber Says Thiel http://kalw.org/post/forget-med-school-become-plumber-says-thiel <p>Peter Thiel, prominent venture capitalist and founder of PayPal, recently claimed on <em><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7409142n">60 Minutes</a></em> that plumbers make more money than doctors. So why bother with higher education? It&rsquo;s expensive, and you can get an equally well-paying job without it, goes the rationale.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Robyn Gee 11284 at http://kalw.org Forget Med School, Become A Plumber Says Thiel The Minerva Project: an elite online university http://kalw.org/post/minerva-project-elite-online-university <p style="margin-top:.1pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.1pt;margin-left:0in">Ben Nelson, the founder of the online photo finishing company Snapfish, just received $25 million from Benchmark Capital in Silicon Valley, to launch what he claims is the answer to the &nbsp;&ldquo;lockjaw&rdquo; problem at elite universities. In other words, top tier schools are overcrowded and unable to expand their undergraduate capacity, resulting in droves of qualified applicants turning to less prestigious institutions. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:41:04 +0000 Robyn Gee 9071 at http://kalw.org The Minerva Project: an elite online university