Noah D. Arney

A student affairs professional's musings on books, education, politics, and cooking.



Category: Education

  • A Response to “Dear #sachat”

    Tim St. John had an interesting post this morning. The part that’s getting a lot of shares on Twitter is: “Our students and our academic colleagues do not care about your favorite icebreaker. They don’t care about what you think “professionalism” means. They care that you show up to work, do your job, and do […]

  • Soft Skills and Standardized Tests

    The governor of New York recently proposed that 50% of teachers evaluations be based on the results of standardized tests. I’m not going to go into great detail about how much of fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of standardized tests that is. The short version is that standardized tests give the most useful information when […]

  • The Problem with “College Costs” Articles

    Everyone associated with the Higher Education field, and a lot of people who aren’t, seem to like to talk about the cost of Higher Education. From Kevin Carey’s book “The End of College” to New York Times opinion pieces and their responses, and more responses this is a hot topic. For a Canadian perspective I […]

  • Aboriginal Access to Post-Secondary

    Aboriginal people make up 6% of BC and the percentage is rising quickly. From an economic standpoint there’s a huge wage gap between aboriginal and non aboriginal workers pay based on looking at full time workers with the same career classification. But the good news is that the more education an aboriginal person has the […]