When journalists retire to academia, they often find a new audience there. Those new followers, though, can be just as easily misled as the old readers and viewers.
Monthly Archives For August 2011
Recently, some pedagogues have found new outlets for intimidation.
U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan “will unilaterally override the centerpiece requirement of the No Child Left Behind school accountability law, that 100 percent of students be proficient in math and reading by 2014.”
If the administration wants to get our economy out of the tank, maybe it should stop funding $1.5 million indoctrination programs!
Throughout last week, this writer studied the education policy studies put out by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and by a variety of authors and writers from different educational fields and expertise.
Malcolm Kline joins Andy Nash for a conversation about higher education and Accuracy in Academia.
A professor at a Catholic college may have been spreading misinformation on abortion for at least two years, in various public appearances and blogs.
William Slotnik authored the Center for American Progress (CAP) report, titled “Levers for Change: Pathways for State-to-District Assistance in Underperforming School Districts,” that details how states and districts should interact to save struggling public schools and avoid the problems of past interventions.
Washington Examiner columnist Noemie Emery, who writes some of the most thoughtful think pieces around, offered an interesting commentary on what cerebral folks like to call the Zeitgeist—loosely translated as spirit of the times.
“It seems to me, however, that we are safer with the government encouraging science teaching than with an administration getting into the humanities.”—Eva Brann, former dean of St. John’s College in Annapolis, in the Summer 2011 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.