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The Myth Of Meritocracy In Academia.    " Many graduate programs continue to give false hope to their students that there will be enough tenure-track jobs to go around.  Just work hard, publish, and don't teach too much.  Remarking that, "oh, this is just a bad year," erases that there haven't been "good years" in some fields in a while -- and there may never be another "good year."

The Myth Of Meritocracy In Academia. " Many graduate programs continue to give false hope to their students that there will be enough tenure-track jobs to go around. Just work hard, publish, and don't teach too much. Remarking that, "oh, this is just a bad year," erases that there haven't been "good years" in some fields in a while -- and there may never be another "good year."

Sioux Indians, six of whom were present at the Battle of Little Big Horn, gather in Custer State Park in the Black Hills area of Custer, S.D. on Sept. 2, 1948. (Credit: AP)

Sioux Indians, six of whom were present at the Battle of Little Big Horn, gather in Custer State Park in the Black Hills area of Custer, S.D. on Sept. 2, 1948. (Credit: AP)

FiveThirtyEight - Nate Silver\'s Political Calculus: Models Based on 'Fundamentals' Have Failed at Predicting Pres. Elections

FiveThirtyEight - Nate Silver\'s Political Calculus: Models Based on 'Fundamentals' Have Failed at Predicting Pres. Elections

More evidence the immigrant invasion was planned and expected - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com

More evidence the immigrant invasion was planned and expected - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

Paul Ryan's budget plan. Cuts federal employee jobs and benefits, it would save the country $368 billion.

Paul Ryan's budget plan. Cuts federal employee jobs and benefits, it would save the country $368 billion.