It turns out that those critics from the Higher Education Establishment who deny the presence of bias in American colleges and universities are themselves part of the problem.
Monthly Archives For January 2007
Dr. Jean R. Cobbs, a tenured full professor of sociology and social work, who was fired by the Virginia State University administration two years ago, received a settlement of $600,000.00 last week.
In a step that reflects the growing influence of the academic freedom campaign, the administration of the City University of New York has proposed that the university’s board adopt new policies for vetting student complaints of mistreatment in the classroom.
Last week, Charles Murray, author of the controversial 1994 book, The Bell Curve, opined on the pages of the Wall Street Journal on the topic of IQ and education.
Author and commentator Dinesh D’Souza provocatively posits that the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the nonprofit sector, and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world.
At least one of the proposals to increase federal aid to higher education contains a provision that would virtually guarantee an explosion in the growth of government in the very near future.
One of the unfortunate effects of the interdisciplinary approach to education is that it encourages English professors to regard themselves as astute on subjects on which they are clearly not, such as economics.
College English professors are trying to teach students how to write when some of these same pupils haven’t read much.
The reality is that accessibility has nothing to do with the rates on student loans, but more on family income and financial aid. Also since student loans aren’t repaid until after graduation chopping the interest rate has no immediate effect on students’ budgets.
One-third of college students need remedial coursework, teaching associate John Dunn told the crowd at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA) late last year.