Given the lack of student interest in reading these days, it’s no surprise that the University of California at Berkeley decided to completely change the dynamics of the summer reading list.
When 200 University of Maryland students were asked to blog about their experience of giving up social media outlets for 24 hours, their reactions, ranging from misery to anxiety and frustration, were similar to drug addicts’ withdrawal symptoms, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
If there is one place where common sense seems often in short supply, it is in the classroom, be it in kindergarten or all the way up through higher education.
The good news is that our political elites from both parties are highly educated. The bad news is the education that they and their progeny receive.
In a new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), the non-profit notes that while more minority young adults are going to college, one in ten of young adults in poverty have received a degree or postsecondary credential.
As has been chronicled by AIA, one of the indicators of potential indoctrination is when parents are shielded from educators’ curriculum or the “teaching moments” to which their children will be exposed.
With the decline of basic math skills that they helped to bring about, about the only place that the political Left can multiply is on college campuses.
Here’s the question: On the heels of Climategate, will the media overlook an effort by the United Nations to hide yet another decline, also aided and abetted by academia?
With their genius for expanding failed government programs, academics have concocted a way to apply affirmative action more expansively. Simply put, Richard D. Kahlenberg, in a June 4, 2010 essay in The Chronicle Review suggests that “universities consider how far a student has come as well as what her raw scores are” on the SAT.
Commencement is usually a time when the speaker gives encouragement to the college graduates as they head off into the work force and pursue their life dreams. But NBC’s Today Show anchor Ann Curry, this year’s Wheaton College commencement speaker, gave mixed signals, making an embarrassing mistake during her speech.