Lyell Asher

Lyell Asher

Look Who’s Talking About Educational Equity

Look Who’s Talking About Educational Equity

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, college presidents scrambled to issue condemnations of racism, police brutality, and white supremacy. They often buttressed those condemnations with promises to expand their institution’s administrative bureaucracy. For instance, among other things, the University of Kentucky will institute cultural proficiency and

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Lyell Asher
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Villanova and the Compulsory Pieties of Higher Education

Villanova and the Compulsory Pieties of Higher Education

I. All We Like Sheep In the 1980s, when the Reagan administration chose the name “Peacekeeper” for an intercontinental ballistic missile sporting 300-kiloton nuclear warheads, critics of the program were over a barrel. “Peacekeepers kill!” “Down with Peacekeepers!” “Support for Peacekeepers is support for war!” You see the problem. Higher

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Lyell Asher
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How Ed Schools Became a Menace to Higher Education

How Ed Schools Became a Menace to Higher Education

I. The Miseducation of College Administrators Years ago, at the college where I teach, some graffiti on a restroom wall caught my eye. Inked into the tile grout was a swastika the size of a baby aspirin, and just above it, in a different hand, someone had written in large

Lyell Asher
Lyell Asher
Education