Dr. Walter Williams, a distinguished economics professor at George Mason University, noted recently that taxpayers have an imperfect understanding of the academic rot that exists at our nation’s colleges, adding that “what distinguishes one college from the other is the magnitude of that rot.”
Articles By: Deborah Lambert
Scores in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina have jumped considerably at a time when the majority of the city’s public schools have become charter schools.
Our nation’s campuses are at a crossroads – and this time has less to do with the courses that are taught and more to do with the jumble of mixed messages that confront students.
According to Derek Bok, a former president of Harvard, “universities share one characteristic with compulsive and exiled royalty; there is never enough money to satisfy their desires.”
A recent decision by Catholic University president John Garvey to reinstate a single-sex dorm policy at the Washington, D.C. school apparently ruffled some feathers.
In the laissez-faire world of higher education comes a startling new way to address some of today’s most common problems among college students.
At the University of California, Davis, one of the recommended ways to “boost your focus and productivity” is to take a nap.
If America is to retain its prestige in the rapidly expanding global economy, our business schools are going to have to get serious.
While many in the mainstream press wasted no time in blaming conservatives for creating a climate of incivility that led to the tragedy in Tucson, a leading academic, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau also stepped up to the plate several days after the event to blame what he called the “climate” of speech in Arizona for the shooting.
The latest teaching tool to show up in America’s classrooms is the Apple iPad, a product that many educators seem to view as the magic potion that will ignite a lifetime of learning for our nation’s students.