The roster of speakers who will address Accuracy in Academia’s Conservative University conference this summer is filling up but so is space in the audience.
You can register for the conference by calling Sarah Schaerr at (202) 364-4401, ext. 107 or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Among the speakers who will speak to students at AIA’s seventh annual summer conference are Jessica Echard [pictured] of Eagle Forum, veteran journalist Mike Fumento and contrarian climatologist S. Fred Singer.
Miss Echard spoke at last summer’s conference and attended the previous year’s gathering. Her rise through the ranks of the notable group founded by Phyllis Schlafly has been nothing short of meteoric. She rose within the ranks of the organization from director of Eagle Forum Collegians to become legislative director and then executive director in the Forum’s Washington, D. C. office. Miss Echard will speak on the myths of stem cell research, a highly divisive, controversial topic on which she has much information and substantial experience.
Recently returned from Iraq, investigative reporter Mike Fumento will discuss a largely unreported topic—the building, not rebuilding, of civilization in Iraq by U. S. armed forces there. Fumento, who himself served in the U. S. military, has written several books. His columns appear regularly in American metropolitan daily newspapers.
Now a professor at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Dr. Fred Singer approved the first satellite sent up by the U. S. Weather Bureau, which he headed in the 1970s. Now he heads the Science & Environmental Policy Project, which takes a skeptical view of the predicted dangers of global warming.
These three will join a galaxy of lecturers that includes filmmaker Evan Coyne Maloney (Brainwashing 101), author Mike Adams (Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel: Confessions of a Conservative College Professor) and M. Stanton Evans, founder of the National Journalism Center. On the last episode of the Campus Report radio program, Evans discussed his upcoming book on U. S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s 1950s era investigations of communist penetration of the U. S. government.
From the U. S. intelligence agency reports he has studied, hearings he has read and witnesses he has interviewed, Evans puts the number of Soviet agents working in the U. S. government in the hundreds if not the thousands. His findings, based exclusively on primary sources, run counter to the claims of legions of academics who base their own assertions largely on secondary sources, such as books, that quote other secondary sources, such as newspaper and magazine articles on the subject.
Another guest on the show, Marsha Richards of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF), has done painstaking research comparing the outcomes of public education—namely graduation rates, test scores and literacy—with spending on government schools. The EFF, based in the state of Washington, has gone to court successfully in order to obtain the records of the state public school teachers’ union—something the federal government has tried and failed to accomplish.
Miss Richards found that in public schools, the dropout rates show that government education programs have been a dismal failure. Overall, in the state of Washington, one in three students drops out of school. Among Hispanics, that figure climbs to one out of every two students. In Washington, two out of every three black students drop out of public school.
The Evans and Richards interviews will be rebroadcast on July 8th at 2:00 pm, EST, on www.rightalk.com.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.