Like all of you, we know that personally we have much to be thankful for. Oddly, what we have to be thankful for professionally is the politically correct colleges and universities that supply us with an unending stream of copy.
Articles By: Malcolm A. Kline
Not all education reforms work out the way that reformers intended them to.
Yale may have extricated itself from one controversy when it rejected the application for a Bachelor’s degree from a former Taliban official already taking classes at the new Haven campus. Nonetheless, today’s sons of Eli foster an atmosphere in which indulgence of terrorism can flourish.
In the he said/she said dialogue I recently entered into with American Federation of Teachers editor Beverly McKenna, I told her that I would post her response to my article in which I quoted her allegations that academia lacked bias. “Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you,” I wrote. “Come to think of it, if there is so little bias in academia, why am I backlogged?”
Blacks in inner cities who have had enough of public schools are discovering they have other ways of escaping than through the vouchers that mostly white public officials are trying so desperately to curtail or control.
To a large degree, the slanting of the news is more a case of nurture than nature, and there is no better place to nurture it than in college journalism.
The head of a U. S. government task force on higher education suggests that if the Ivory Tower cannot get its act together, it may face a version of what the health care industry is confronting—HMOs.
Every year millions of American parents and students pore over U. S. News and World Report’s college rankings to select the institution of higher learning of their choice but inside the Ivory Tower, the denizens may have a different reaction to the famous survey.
Although their presence ensures steady employment of the professoriat and an excuse for public officials to ratchet up spending on higher education, one might question whether a significant portion of college students should even bother signing up for post-secondary classes at all.
While the first lady’s commitment to education gets covered widely, the “second lady” has been even more vocal, and critical.