1 Jim Malatras and Nicholas Simons, “A Preliminary Analysis of Teacher Salaries in New York by Region and Wealth,” Rockefeller Institute of Government, April 17, 2019.
2 He adds: “It is to that class that I myself belong.” As he wrote the book he held an administrative job at Brooklyn College, one of the more prestigious four-year colleges that’s part of the City University of New York system.
3 Whether you think “PMC” stands for that or “private military contractor” might be one way to tell if you’re in it.
4 Its effects on the PMC aside, what has Covid meant for workers who before might have had a decent job, but then found that their temporarily boosted unemployment benefits provided more than did their service job, for instance as a bartender or barista?
5 Lately the euphemism “human resources head” has in some corners given way to “head of people” or “chief people officer.” Also seemingly related, and common in start-ups, is the phenomenon of corporate “retreats”—not from an employee’s worldly pursuits, as in a spiritual retreat, but toward communion with ones’ coworkers. Often such “retreats” run through Saturday and Sunday.
6 After being fed part of Cult of Smart’s book jacket and asked to write a review, the output assumed that the book was the Swedish educational system.
7 DeBoer notes this, writing that one of the advantages of postsecondary education is instruction in “contemporary progressive mores.” He continues: “Peppering your speech with the abstruse academic vocabulary these fields have developed demonstrates to your social peers that you believe in the right things, that you are politically enlightened, that you are woke. And to be woke has come, in the past decade, to confer considerable professional benefits.”