Friday, May 23, 2008

Beneath The Surface Of The Mud

I read the whole thing yesterday. (In hard copy! In an actual library!) Pretty good for the Atlantic (usually their stuff is (i) dead wrong and (ii) way too long).

Blog comments have appeared at Kitchen Table Math (where I first heard of the story), Community College English, McClain's College Reader, American Power, DISSENT the BLOG, and, presumably, others (JFGI).

"In the Basement of the Ivory Tower"; Professor X; June 2008.


vlorbik said...

Timothy Burke on "standards".

Catherine Johnson said...

That essay is beautifully written.


Actually, come to think of it, the essay is perfect for a Norton Anthology of essays used to teach freshman comp.