Credit: Academic Matters (OCUFA) "According to Broitman, the economics of the system reveal a fundamental truth: a student who walks into an agent’s shop is not the client—they’re the product. If an agent is getting commissions from an unremarkable community college in rural Ontario, then their only motivation is to get every teenager who walks … Continue reading The Shadowy Business of International Education
Duty To Warn, Twitter Imagine — if you can — not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no limiting sense of concern for the well-being of strangers, friends, or even family members. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole … Continue reading Malignant Narcissists Aren’t Limited to the White House
I'm still shaking my head in disbelief, wondering why NAFSA: Association of International Educators chose Laura Bush as a plenary speaker for its 2018 annual conference in Philadelphia, PA, USA. What does she have to offer international educators who attend these speeches to learn something, gain a new insight or two, be inspired? Here's her … Continue reading Laura W. Bush, Plenary Speaker at NAFSA 2018. Say What?!?
What the United States desperately needs is more patriots and global citizens (the two are not mutually exclusive) and fewer nationalists. The golden question is how to transform the latter into the former. Can this be accomplished through education and training, or are there other factors at play that make this impossible? Here's my latest … Continue reading “The turn to nativism hinders international education”
WordPress dutifully reminded me yesterday that it was the 7th anniversary of registering this blog. That was at a time when I suddenly had more freedom of speech, relatively speaking, because of a job change. No more pre-approvals, no more top-down censorship, no more "change this" or "delete that" because it might offend certain powerful … Continue reading Happy 7th Anniversary, “International Educator in Viet Nam”!