A man who Accuracy in Academia rarely sees eye-to-eye with nonetheless makes a good point in the October 8, 2010 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Monthly Archives For October 2010
When you run into malaprops among Advanced Placement students, you really have to ruminate over the condition of education.
“The Tea Party Movement, otherwise known as the Great Peasant Revolt of 2010, has been greeted by the country’s ruling class with all the sympathy that Voltaire expressed toward the Catholic Church: ‘Kill the infamous thing!’”— Dr. Marvin Folkertsma, political science professor, Grove City College.
Yale economist compares global warming skeptics to Hitler-appeasing Neville Chamberlain.
Joining the Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday October 5, 2010, was the Danish statistician and director of the Copenhagen Consensus, Bjorn Lomborg, who directed Cool It, a film for skeptical environmentalists to be released on November 12 of this year.
When there is no private sector push for a scientific breakthrough, maybe it is not such a breakthrough after all.
Educating America on the economic and moral dangers of equal wealth distribution promoted by the federal government creates “a terrific opportunity to help people understand what creates prosperity, and what kills it; what civil government, can and can’t, should and shouldn’t do about it,” Leslie Carbone, author of Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform said at The Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing, this week.
Chicago, IL – Liberty Counsel warned the Itasca Public School District that it cannot censor two students, Christiana and Gloryanne Gatbunton, who wanted to sing portions of the song “Call on Jesus” in the talent show at the Elmer H. Franzen Intermediate School just outside of Chicago.
Professors dependent on government subsidies in Texas are complaining about a new law there that forces them to let their students know what is in their courses before they are trapped in their classrooms.
Attempts to reform higher education usually result in the object of those efforts digging in its heels.