Articles By: Bethany Stotts

Goofy In Garden State

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Amid record-level turnout, New Jersey residents recently voted down 58% of school district’s proposed budgets (and proposed tax increases), reported USA Today on April 21. “Districts on the losing end must now work with municipal officials to craft a funding solution by May 19. Layoffs and other cuts are likely,” it states.

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Green Mind Control

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A review of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges shows that environmental “literacy” has become a mandatory education component at over three dozen “green” colleges, with entries for 37 of the 286 campuses indicating that these schools have an “environmental literacy requirement” for the student body.

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Chinese Returnees

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Speakers at a recent Brookings Institution forum on Chinese returnees debated the impact that study abroad experiences will have on China’s political and social development. Around 1.6 million Chinese citizens have studied abroad or finished a fellowship at least a year in duration since 1978, said the panelists.

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Let D.C. Rise

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D.C. school choice activists and families fighting for the restoration of the Washington Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) met together at the Heritage Foundation on April 13 to screen their short documentary, Let Me Rise, which states that it documents “the story of hundreds of families in our nation’s capital fighting for their children’s future…”

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American Communism Revisited

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Accuracy in Academia was recently contacted by University of Maryland at College Park English Instructor Kara Fontenot regarding my coverage of her 2008 Modern Language Association convention presentation, “American Hysteria, Civil Liberties, and the Literary Left: Langston Hughes and Lorraine Hansberry.”

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A Tale of Two Ramadans

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This month academics Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib, previously banned from the country, returned to visit U.S. soil after the U.S. government waived the original justifications for their exclusion. They had been cast by ivory tower academics, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), among others, as victims of “ideological exclusion” under the Bush Administration.

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Academic Ode to Wealth Redistribution

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The cultural disconnect between academia and the overall population never ceases to amaze. Yesterday “Pennywise”—the nom de plume for a Humanities professor who composes for The Chronicle of Higher Education—wrote about how much he loves tax day and the redistribution of wealth.

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