The Internet probably hit Peak Schuman several months ago (maybe in February, before I even started publishing again), but that seems not to bother my valiant editor Dan Kois, and the powers that be at Slate, as they have seen fit to make me a weekly columnist on education issues. My first column is about MOOCs, specifically about Teutonic Doucheprinz Sebastian Thrun and his company, Udacity, “pivoting” toward oblivion.
The goal of my column is to speak up for those who lack power (adjuncts and others on the receiving end of exploitation), speak acidic truth to those who have too much (Silicon Valley code-bros and the “disruption” the fanboys who can barely contain their boners when writing about them), and rake as much muck as I can get my hands on.
Accordingly, if you have any tips, stories, issues or other things you’d like to see featured in the next year, please email me, as I would love to include as much of you as possible in this new venture.
I’m extremely grateful to Slate for affording me this platform. The last time I had something this consistent, it was in The L Magazine, in New York, IN PRINT (!!!), and I got paid exactly zero dollars for it (but they also let me write whatever I wanted and didn’t edit me). I will not squander the opportunity too badly.