Believe it or not, there is a trio of trends in higher education that both left- and right-wing critics of academe are alarmed by.
Articles By: Malcolm A. Kline
Most data show that racial preferences do not improve the lives of black students on their own campuses yet educrats cling to affirmative action as though it were a religious relic.
Massachusetts and California have scrapped their bilingual education programs while in the state that President Bush governed not so long ago school officials cling tenaciously to their two-languages-for-the-price-of-one policy.
Were he alive today, the father of our country might look askance at the city, and especially the university in it, that bears his name.
Although the controversy surrounding the Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program is usually portrayed as a classic clash of conservative and liberal political philosophies, dissatisfaction with NCLB is spreading across philosophical lines.
A look at views of how American history is taught from within the academy differs radically from the perspective that you get from so-called outsiders and helps to show why the latter make more reliable historians than the former.
The more elusive that the evidence of affirmative action’s success becomes, the more determined that the advocates of racial preferences in college admissions get in their quest to expand the program.
College and university administrators and their representatives seem to show up in Washington, D. C. with their hats in their hands as frequently as the capital city’s homeless do. Although the former group of supplicants seeks far greater sums than the latter crowd requests, the money seems to go just as fast.
It’s a good thing that public school bureaucrats are not in charge of America’s Early Warning System. They are always the last to know.
All too rarely, you learn something new from a professor that shows you just how much of America’s past most pedagogues fail to digest or pass on, that is, when they can even bring themselves to acknowledge American history in the first place.