This week I talked with Charlie Faint and Jeff Marshburn about veterans in education – how education can impact veterans and how veterans impact the educational realm, whether as students or teachers. We talk about the tokenization of veterans, the cognitive dissonance felt by veterans immersed in academic culture, and the particular culture of West Point. No, it never devolves into a West Point infomercial, but we were going to have to talk about it a little – Charlie still teaches there and Jeff taught there. Plus Charlie was wearing a very loud Army football jersey and we were recording the episode just before Jeff and Charlie went to the Army-Miami (OH) game, so there was no way we were going to avoid talking about it.
Have a listen here.
I’m suffering from a severe bout of Alibi writer’s block. I’m sure there are plenty of things I should offer up excuses for, but I can’t think of any, so I’ll settle brevity by stopping here.