April 16, 2014

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: Oregon Law Prof Objects to Shifting Funds for Faculty Raises to Public Interest Jobs for Students. The “jobs” appear mostly designed to improve the school’s U.S. News rankings. Funny, I proposed a similar nonprofit-based scheme to a colleague in jest a while back. Instead, I was ahead of the curve.

Plus: “As soon as money got tight, we seem to have turned on one another as if this was a zero-sum game.” That’s a serious risk for any institution in hard times.