Academics are very proud of their scholarly research. Maybe they shouldn’t be.
Monthly Archives For October 2011
Here’s the rest of our arguments for tenure, so far this year.
When White House waived No Child Left Behind standards in order to give grants to states and localities with no strings attached, the Obama Administration’s Department of Education may have actually replaced the string with rope.
“Congress has the power to regulate commerce; but does it, as here, have the power to create commerce—i.e., to force individuals to engage in interstate commerce by purchasing health care insurance from private providers?”— Edward J. Erler, Professor of Political Science, California State University, San Bernardino, Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar on May 24, 2011, in Dallas, Texas.
“With all this stuff about state standards, I just assumed that every school had a curricula handed down from the state.”—Derek Neal, economist, University of Chicago, at Brookings Institution conference on September 27, 2011.
Public school teachers should realize one thing when they feel compelled to share their political views with students: Those pupils might be the children of syndicated columnists.
Because they are so numerous, we have to give them to you in installments.
Drawn from the profiles we’ve done of professors so far this year, we offer these pedagogues as proof that tenure doesn’t work.