Recently, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) took sideswipes at Candace de Russy and David Horowitz, though without giving them much of a read first.
Articles By: Malcolm A. Kline
In a recent article on Johns Hopkins University, I reported on a “time-honored tradition” that wasn’t, namely that when VIPs visit the School of Advanced International Studies, students would shortsheet the beds in the dignitaries’ hotel rooms.
From the New York Times, we get a couple of more reasons why home schooling is growing in popularity, although the editors there doubtless do not look at it that way.
Maybe Hollywood just isn’t making films like The Bells of St. Mary’s anymore but a documentary about transgendered students seems an odd choice for a campus diversion at a Catholic college even if one of the film’s subjects is a regular communicant somewhere else.
When he alit for academia, Friar Kyle Haden landed on my beat and gave me a chance to put memories of his homilies on record so that others could see what they are in for.
The plan that U. S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling’s commission on higher education has concocted to transform the Ivory Tower looks a lot like No Child Left Behind—three parts funding, one part accountability. Nonetheless, as with NCLB and primary grades, the portion of the scheme that has the faculty lounge most apprehensive is the transparency section.
It is one of the ironies of the age that the works of fact we allegedly get from pundits and professors read like fiction while some works of fiction have more of a factual base, like Michael P. Tremoglie’s first novelA Sense of Duty..
The idea that the only thing standing between at-risk youth and a college education is a mere several thousand dollars apiece is a nostrum repeated ad nauseum by politicians and professors alike. As notions go, it may have considerably less weight to it than the average cosmetic counter notion.
While many colleges purport to offer Middle East Studies courses, few of the professors holding forth on the subject can offer any real insight into the region. A notable exception is Bernard Lewis.
The higher education establishment has a mixed record on delivering the diversity it claims to prize, at best.