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Teaching Moment on Baltimore Missed

, Malcolm A. Kline

Here’s what so-called “teachable moments” in academia generally miss—the decade those moments are in. “There is a revolution taking place in the United States,” Stanford researchers Travis Bristol and Claude Goldenberg write of their Edutopia…

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Diversity Dictators on Campus

, Malcolm A. Kline

Apparently university administrators no longer read George Orwell because they don’t seem to recognize how Orwellian their policies are. “Speech codes are almost never identified as such by the many colleges and universities that impose…

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Faculty Who Won’t Leave

, Malcolm A. Kline

Tenured faculty may make up an increasingly smaller proportion of the professoriate than in days gone by but they are hanging onto their jobs with both fists. “Tenured faculty age 50 or older can be…

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Exempt from Contempt?

, Tony Perkins

There aren’t many instances when the New York Times agrees with Christian conservatives — but the fallout over same-sex “marriage” is one. In yesterday’s edition, the paper gives legs to the growing fear that the…

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Professors for Empty Prisons

, Malcolm A. Kline

Professors who rail against the imprisonment of blacks rarely show as much interest in black victims of crime. “In 1980, there were 500,000 Americans in prison or jail,” Jason Stanley writes in The Chronicle Review….

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Common Core Crack-Up

, Malcolm A. Kline

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in education continue to crumble when they encounter reality. “Not a single junior at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School showed up to take this spring’s Smarter Balanced tests (SBAC—one…

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MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber Outed

, Don Irvine

Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin apologized to his “Republican sources” Monday after it was revealed that MIT economist Jonathan Gruber had a much bigger role in shaping Obamacare than the White House had previously…

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Pre-schooling on Gender Ideology

, Malcolm A. Kline

How early in a child’s education does indoctrination begin? “Of course, there are many resources to help initiate conversations and help frame our students’ thinking,” A. J. Jennings writes in the Summer 2015 issue of…

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Pope Blasts ‘Gender Ideology’

, Paul Kengor

Many Catholics, especially conservative ones, obviously aren’t thrilled with the pope’s new encyclical. I find myself once again spending a lot of time explaining to non-Catholics why the current pope is either not a Marxist…

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