The liberally minded National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is carefully reviewing its election procedures after a nominee’s withdrawal left them with only one candidate for the office of president-elect: a supporter of adding intelligent design to the curriculum in Kansas schools.
Monthly Archives For June 2007
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has released a report on how a number of “comprehensive” sexual education (CSE) programs being promoted to our youth are heavy on sex and light on education.
When economists become politically active, they risk betraying their chosen academic field even as they promote their favorite political causes.
Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation has pieced together insightful theories and national case studies to support a forecast of global politics as affected by the mass media.
One sure sign that academia is failing in its mission can be seen in the lack of understanding by the young of the toll taken by communist regimes around the world throughout the 20th Century, that continues to accumulate to this very day. “Ask college students, and I have, how many Stalin killed and you get the answer, ‘thousands,’” University of Pennsylvania history professor Alan Charles Kors said on June 12th at the Heritage Foundation. “That’s like saying Hitler killed hundreds of Jews.”
There is something about global warming that makes even the most credentialed academics who are on record with their devotion to critical thinking completely avoid that practice or apply it in odd ways when it comes to the alleged “greenhouse effect.”
Communism may be dead in Eastern Europe, but its influence is alive and well in various areas of the world, even though intellectuals in and out of the Ivory Tower would rather not talk about it.
Harvard professor Jessica Stern told a New York audience yesterday that criticism of Muslim clerics for not condemning Muslim violence was unwarranted.
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s progressive economics during the Great Depression left behind the working taxpayer and overshadowed the remarkable deeds of many Americans of that time period, according to Amity Schlaes, author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.
Dr. Alan Charles Kors of the University of Pennsylvania delivered a powerful speech at the Leadership Institute last Wednesday regarding the trend of American institutions of higher education toward increasingly liberal rule.