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Open Letter to Sean Faircloth

Dear Mr Faircloth,
My name is Shawn Warren.  I am a Canadian with a PhD in philosophy and a decade of experience as an adjunct.  I have in development an alternative model for the provision of higher education that I believe can further the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS) Mission:

The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering.
Link to my blog and an initiation document:  http://professionalsocietyofacademics.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-new-tender-for-higher-education.html
The current model for the service is a triad of accredited institutions (universities and colleges), public finance and union labour representation that cannot be sustained and exploits academics and students - as evinced most recently in the fate of the City College of San Francisco…