PW readers sound off.
Regarding last week's cover story on Dr. Kermit Gosnell:
I think that employees investigating or otherwise overseeing professionals of any type who decide to cover-up violations or “let them slide” should share in the punishment by being subject to TRIPLE DAMAGES at their sentencing.
This is a horrific story. You have done a significant effort in identifying institutional neglect by these agencies. If there is a hell this guy is going. I really have a hard time reading this and I imagine it was difficult to research and write—kudos Tara Murtha.
Regarding last week's PhillyNow on adjunct professors:
I think Scott’s experience says a lot about the twisted priorities of the higher education system. The invasion of corporate principles and priorities has distorted what education is about. As Scott points out, educators and students are both de-prioritized by the interests of profitability, reputation and the production of ready-made corporate recruits. Naturally, there is no place for a quality humanities program in this equation.
Last week, in an article titled “Junct Bonds,” we incorrectly stated that Debra Leigh Scott had lived in Bryn Mawr and had worked at Drexel University. Scott lived in Bala Cynwyd and has never taught at Drexel. We regret the error.