Rebecca Schuman
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Rebecca Schuman is an education columnist for Slate.

Education
Feb. 11 2016 10:17 AMTenure Protects NothingAnd Bunnygate proves it.
Doublex
Jan. 19 2016 12:52 PMBrandeis Students Are Lobbying to Get Their Professor on the Tenure TrackIt should work. Here’s why it likely won’t.
Family
Dec. 17 2015 9:45 AMNo, Busybody Strangers of the World, My Baby Is Not ColdWinter is prime time for a certain brand of parental concern-trolling.
Education
Dec. 9 2015 3:54 PMThe Humiliating Nightmare of Academic-Conference SeasonThis is why every academic you know is so depressed over the holidays. 
Education
Nov. 3 2015 11:10 AMIs This the Worst Free-Market Higher-Ed Idea Ever?It doesn’t work in the construction business, and it won’t work in academia, either.
Education
Oct. 21 2015 10:47 AMProfessors Shouldn’t Teach to Younger Versions of ThemselvesToo many academics focus on ideal students rather than real ones.
Doublex
Sept. 22 2015 11:53 AMMarvin Sharp Was My Gymnastics CoachI’m shocked at the allegations that may have driven him to commit suicide—but I’m not surprised.
Family
Sept. 2 2015 3:05 PM“Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.”Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.
Education
Aug. 4 2015 11:44 AM“A Kind of Grad-Student Gaslighting”Karen Kelsky has made navigating the brutal academic job market her business.
Family
July 25 2015 12:34 PMI Am Terrified of Taking My Child Literally AnywhereWhat if my bad parenting choices go viral?
Education
July 15 2015 2:41 PMThat “Volunteer Professor” AdWhat a sweet program for Mormon retirees tells us about the state of the adjunct universe.
Education
July 8 2015 5:48 AMThe 5+2 SolutionIs a faster doctorate a better doctorate?
Brow Beat
June 30 2015 6:57 PMYou’ll Never Effing Believe Why This Professor Got Fired
Education
June 4 2015 5:14 PM“This Is Your Money”Why for-profit colleges are the real welfare queens.
Education
May 22 2015 1:51 PMCollege Students Are Not CustomersThis idiotic political shorthand needs to die, once and for all.
Education
Jan. 28 2016 5:10 PMSave the Bunnies!How college administrators can curb attrition, save money—and, oh yes, help students.
Doublex
Jan. 7 2016 3:45 PMRadical Self-CareMeet the feminist academics who love K-beauty.
Brow Beat
Dec. 16 2015 8:02 AMThis Ridiculous German Ad Saying You Can Take a Horse on the Subway Is the Best PSA Ever
Education
Dec. 2 2015 2:28 PMSlate Voice: “The End of the College Essay”Students hate writing papers, and professors hate grading them. Should we stop assigning them? Listen to the debate on Slate Plus
Education
Oct. 27 2015 11:40 AMIt’s Not About Yik YakThe app enables bullying and hate speech on campus. But the bigger problem is college students who don’t want to be in college.
Education
Oct. 13 2015 3:53 PMThe Single Most Important Question on Any College Campus TourThe Obamas haven’t yet had the chance to ask it.
Education
Sept. 4 2015 10:58 AM“I Wanted to Give Them Something to Hide Behind”Finally, a magazine just for adjunct professors.
Family
Aug. 26 2015 5:50 AMBaby BirdHow wrong am I to flip off my sleeping infant? A philosophical inquiry.
The Slatest
July 31 2015 7:00 AMDid a Building Kill Four Professors at a New Orleans College?
Education
July 22 2015 11:34 AM“We Don’t Want Students 2 Waste Their $”A professor tried to warn incoming freshmen about the gutting of their education. It didn’t go well.
Education
July 8 2015 10:45 AMBoth Sides NowHigher education needs more diversity of thought. Bringing anti-vaccine paranoia into the classroom isn’t the way to achieve it.
Brow Beat
July 3 2015 8:32 AMMy Hometown Baseball Stadium Just Burned Down. It Was My Childhood—and an American Relic.
Education
June 17 2015 11:07 AMThe Tenure Apocalypse“Jobs for life” are rare and mostly fictitious. Attacks on them obscure the real problems of higher ed.
Doublex
June 4 2015 12:30 PMThis Viral Formula Ad Absolves You for Using FormulaA century of advertising that’s gone straight for the new-mother jugular.
Brow Beat
May 13 2015 5:37 PMWhy Benedict Cumberbatch Is the Perfect Actor to Read Kafka’s Metamorphosis    

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