While academics lecture the rest of us about diversity, all is not well in their own temples of tolerance.
Monthly Archives For March 2010
AJC: The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) documents the growth, or lack thereof, of civic literacy in higher education in its annual American Civic Literacy report.
Abandoning free market principles might not get Republican presidents reelected but it may get them a pattycake from academia.
The Bush Administration’s education reforms doubled education spending but not test scores or graduation rates. The Obama Administration’s proposals might make No Child Left Behind look like school choice.
Every now and then we can get some much needed clarity from academia. “Nowadays, the unemployment rate equals the number of unemployed persons divided by the total civilian labor force, which itself adds the number of people who are employed to the number of unemployed,” William F. Shughart II writes in the Spring issue of The Independent.
Farms and ranches in California might be going out of business due to environmental zeal in protecting so-called endangered species, many of which are easier to find than factories. That doesn’t stop one school from partnering with the federal government to promote the Endangered Species Act.
‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’
AJC: The Cato Institute hosted a discussion of the current Senate Healthcare bill entitled, “Will the Senate Healthcare Bill Keep the Poor Poor?” to consider the unintended effects in the proposed piece of legislation.