“The United States had become a great and powerful nation before it centralized administration.”—John Marini of the University of Nevada-Reno at Claremont Institute forum on October 20, 2011.
Monthly Archives For October 2011
“Nine of 10 major educational software products on the market have no effect on test scores, the federal Department of Education found in 2009.”—Heather McDonald of the Manhattan Institute.
Noted academics seem to view the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations as a means of recapturing the 1960s, particularly if they missed the latter decade on the first go-round.
The links between tenured radicals and Occupy Wall Street are not hard to find.
The latest academic to argue that academia drives economic growth offers a long list of inventions spawned by universities but she might be missing a key ingredient.
To the uncredentialled, it may often appear that academics receive many degrees, not to mention a multitude of research grants, in order to ascertain what many can figure out by simple observation.
Dr. Walter Williams, a distinguished economics professor at George Mason University, noted recently that taxpayers have an imperfect understanding of the academic rot that exists at our nation’s colleges, adding that “what distinguishes one college from the other is the magnitude of that rot.”
“Those who find it comfortable going into high ethical strictures go into politics, those who don’t do into academia.”—Michigan State University economist Steven Waldman noted wryly at the fifth anniversary of the Free State Foundation.
America’s school boards want more money from American taxpayers but they don’t want to be told what to do with it.