We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Inside Higher Ed is not known for it's intellectual depth. The people who began this paper were formerly with the Chronicle of Higher Ed. There seems to have been some type of ideological split and a spin off of staff from CHE to begin Inside Higher Ed. I am not writing about that today. Rather I would ask that you take a look at another "offshoot" of Inside Higher Ed. Only these academic cons would think of starting something like this. On this page you will see a collection of articles from academics "supposedly" from around the world. My guess is most of whom would dearly love to have an academic job in US and writing for these people who have positioned themselves as gatekeepers is just one more effort at Kissing UP. Read it and weep:
We surely will do it again and soon! Although to be honest I have to admit that I am always worried about my punctuation--especially in these comments. I confess to ignoring my concern when writing here, but oh so glad to have your talent around to help keep me personally vigilant. What I truly appreciate is that in your observations you were able to reveal in detail that condition which seems now to be universal among women faculty--a lack of rigorous education.