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Why a Federal Rule Change Has Some Scholars Worried They’ll Be Priced Out of Their Own Research

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 23, 2018 - 12:12pm
Institutional review boards, which act as checks on research that involves human subjects, don’t come free. And now the cost might be passed on to researchers.
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Ohio State Hits Football Coach With 3-Game Suspension for Not Reporting Alleged Abuse

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2018 - 10:00pm
Urban Meyer initially denied but later conceded that he knew one of his assistant coaches had been accused of domestic violence by his wife.
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Ohio State Hits Football Coach With 3-Game Suspension for Not Reporting Alleged Abuse

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2018 - 10:00pm
Urban Meyer initially denied but later conceded that he knew one of his assistant coaches had been accused of domestic violence by his wife.
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How a Faculty Trip to Silicon Valley Changed the Classroom Experience

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2018 - 10:00pm
Business professors from Miami University brought lessons on technology and culture back to their Ohio campus.  
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How a Faculty Trip to Silicon Valley Changed the Classroom Experience

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2018 - 10:00pm
Business professors from Miami University brought lessons on technology and culture back to their Ohio campus.  
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‘Gag Clause’ at Purdue Global Raises Alarms About Faculty Rights

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2018 - 6:17pm
A longstanding policy of the institution’s predecessor is now in the spotlight. It could even prohibit discussions of teaching.
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‘Gag Clause’ at Purdue Global Raises Alarms About Faculty Rights

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2018 - 6:17pm
A longstanding policy of the institution’s predecessor is now in the spotlight. It could even prohibit discussions of teaching.
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As Football Scandal Unfolds at Maryland, Professors Fear Lack of Athletics Oversight

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2018 - 3:04pm
The faculty members are questioning, among other things, how they will address a student’s death in their own classes this fall, as investigations continue on the College Park campus.
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As Football Scandal Unfolds at Maryland, Professors Fear Lack of Athletics Oversight

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 22, 2018 - 3:04pm
The faculty members are questioning, among other things, how they will address a student’s death in their own classes this fall, as investigations continue on the College Park campus.
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

U.S. Department of Education Blog | Ed.gov - August 22, 2018 - 12:05pm

Should I stay or should I go? This is the very question I’ve asked myself every year, with guilt, after successfully concluding each school year for the past seven years. The question is one that is not easy to answer because there are just too many reasons stemming from the question, “Why should I stay?”

The Whys of Teaching

I have thought about leaving because the trauma I face brings so much pain and stress, but I choose to stay because I can be a source of relief, comfort and healing to the child hurting greater and bearing burdens heavier than what I could ever carry.

I have thought about leaving because there is a lack of depth in the school community due to high turnover rates, but I choose to stay because the instability of our community as a result of crime, poverty, gentrification and teacher turnover leave families asking each year, “Are you leaving too?”

I have thought about leaving because students are drilled academically in the name of equity, deprived of individual freedom, expression and choice as a result of structure that ensures a “safe and orderly” environment, but I choose to stay because I can try to provide a holistic educational experience within the confines of my classroom.

I have thought about leaving because students are defined by the numbers and teachers are defined by the students who “did not make it”. You see, rather than being defined by the journey, we’re defined by the outcomes. But I choose to stay because someone has to celebrate their journey and every small milestone they achieve to get there.

I have thought about leaving because the culture of teaching is driven by fear, judgment and disrespect by those who have left the classroom and continue to stay out of the classroom, but I choose to stay because I have teammates who rely on each other to calm our anxiety, affirm our strengths and hard work as educators and lend a helping hand when things seem too much to handle.

Concluding Picture

I’m a new mom and I’m realizing that being a teacher is a lot like being a mother. It’s a hard calling that requires putting the needs of others ahead of your own while somehow taking care of yourself to stand, love and care for the life in front of you. And that is precisely the reason why so many teachers stay–life.

The eyes looking up to you in wonder and joy each day.

The mind that absorbs every detail to better understand that circumstances might be hard, but there are people in the world they can trust and rely on to be there to make things a little better in the moment.

And the heart that opens to accept, give and share the love they witnessed first-hand from their teachers unto their peers and strangers.

The life that stands before us will one day stand before others and future generations to shape a world that’s a bit more kind, loving, empathetic and accepting of the beauty diversity brings forth. So, the systemic reasons that make teachers want to leave are almost always outweighed by the value we hold on the lives that stand before us each day.

 

Andrea Suh has been teaching for seven years in Washington, DC as an early childhood educator. Her passion and career have been focused on providing comprehensive early childhood education to underprivileged students and families.

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On Twitter, Students Want to Know: How Many Retweets for a Full-Ride Scholarship?

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2018 - 7:04pm
In the self-serving subculture of retweeting for fame, some universities have been hit with repeated requests for free tuition — if a prospective student can spur a storm of retweets.
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On Twitter, Students Want to Know: How Many Retweets for a Full-Ride Scholarship?

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2018 - 7:04pm
In the self-serving subculture of retweeting for fame, some universities have been hit with repeated requests for free tuition — if a prospective student can spur a storm of retweets.
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Silent Sam No Longer Stands. But the Saga of UNC’s Confederate Statue Is Far From Over.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Activists and many faculty members cheered its stunning fall on Monday. But the question of what to do about it is as urgent, and complicated, as ever.
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Silent Sam No Longer Stands. But the Saga of UNC’s Confederate Statue Is Far From Over.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Activists and many faculty members cheered its stunning fall on Monday. But the question of what to do about it is as urgent, and complicated, as ever.
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They Say Their Buildings Are Making Them Sick. Administrators Say They’ve Done All They Can.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2018 - 1:37pm
Some faculty and staff members at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania have been raising alarms for years about mold and other problems in offices, classrooms, and corridors.
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They Say Their Buildings Are Making Them Sick. Administrators Say They’ve Done All They Can.

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2018 - 1:37pm
Some faculty and staff members at Kutztown University have been raising alarms for years about mold and other problems in offices, classrooms, and corridors.
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For Historians, the Business of Studying Monuments Like UNC’s Silent Sam Takes a Toll

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2018 - 12:34pm
On campuses with reminders of bigotry, scholars have tried to do their jobs while a righteous present clashes with a racist past. To some, Monday’s toppling of a Chapel Hill statue felt like relief.
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With Employers in the Mix, Can Badges Become More Than a Fad?

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 21, 2018 - 9:48am
The promise of badges is clear: to help students get hired by highlighting their skills, not just their degrees. Whether the facts live up to that promise is another matter.
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The Rise and Fall of Silent Sam

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 20, 2018 - 10:00pm
Silent Sam, a statue of a Confederate soldier, dominated the main entrance of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for more than a century, despite decades of protests. But suddenly, in August 2018, the statue was yanked down by protesters. Here’s how Silent Sam moved from dominance to disappearance.
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Protesters Tear Down Chapel Hill’s Divisive Confederate Monument

Chronicle of Higher Education - August 20, 2018 - 9:02pm
The statue’s presence on the North Carolina campus had been the focus of increased activism since last August’s white-supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.
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