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Topic: The sad decline of America’s colleges
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Re: The sad decline of America’s colleges
Posted: Sep 23, 2013 12:15 AM
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Martin E. Flashman Posted: Sep 22, 2013 7:53 PM

> Discussion: mathedcc
> A discussion on all topics relating to *mathematics
>Except for the brief mention of math remediation- in my
>view-the message that this reply addresses does not
>satisfy the definition of this e-list-it is not a
>discussion of a topic related to mathematics education.
>Sometimes I wish this list were moderated- I do enjoy
>reading messages that actually satisfy the definition.

Martin, I wonder which messages you mean. In a brief review of topics submitted recently to this forum, I see:

(1) 9/22 "Tech Mania Goes To College", about MOOCs;
(2) 9/21 "The President And The Pipeline", about the Keyston XL oil pipeline;
(3) 9/17 "Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise;
(4) 9/16 "Are Tenure Track Professors Better Teachers?";
(5) 8/17 "Is There a Gender Achievement Gap In Introductory College Math?";
(6) 7/31 "A Looming Disaster?: Appointment of Larry Summers to Chairmanship of the Federal Reserve";
(7) 6/27 "Would A Carbon Tax Alone Save Life On Planet Earth";
(8) 6/24 "Assessment of Climate Change";
(9) 6/12 "Why Democrats In Congress Fail To Support Climate Change Legislation";
(10) 6/9 "Senator Sheldon Whitehouse - Time to Wake Up: GOP Opposition to Climate Science"

and so on. These topics, and many others, have less to do with math education than my submission, but you did not object to any of them. Why not?

In fact, the only other time I recall you raising this objection was on 5/12 when you objected to the topic, "Did someone say, 'Bubble'?" which was also about the condition of higher education and also submitted by me.

So, Martin, I have to ask: do you object to discussions about higher education (although that does not seem right since others submit such topics without eliciting your objection) or do you object to me? I will be perfectly happy to take your response publicly or privately.


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