According to an ACT yearly report, only about half of this year’s high school graduates have the reading skills they need to succeed in college, and even fewer are prepared for college-level science and math courses.
The GOMs (Gatekeepers of Mediocrity) seem to have won.
Accuracy in Academia summer conference attendees got a chance to hear from an eloquent representative of a persecuted minority on American college campuses: black conservatives.
With the book now moving from “college best seller” to required classroom reading, we thought that we would offer some background information on The Da Vinci Code.
In contrast to the approach taken by most colleges and universities, Accuracy in Academia invited an actual scientist to discuss modern environmental concerns with students attending AIA’s summer conference.
When professors go public, they frequently reveal biases that their students may not easily detect.
These America bashers, many of them now middle-aged, are part of the mainstream culture – “in the top ranks of the nation’s intelligentsia and cultural elite – professors at leading universities,” where they have the power, 24/7, to mold our country’s most precious assets – the next generation of leaders.
There is actually good education news in California, although it does not emanate from the state’s public school system.
If your school’s team has a name that is not p. c., you might not find it before it changes.
Groups like Accuracy in Academia are providing the flashlight, and as the overpriced truth of American academia becomes visible, the purveyors of anti-Americanism, social and cultural relativism and overt nonsense will find the walls of their ivory towers less and less insulated from the real world, and we will all, particularly we students, be better off.
See highlights of the authors’ nights that Accuracy in Academia has held so far this year in the latest issue of AIA’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
Scholars at a recent Heritage Foundation lecture debated whether judicial activism is a “value-neutral” label for judges’ actions or an aspersion cast on some of their decisions.
AJC: America ought to possess a clearly defined and laid out set of municipal jurisdictions; the states having one level of control in governing, while the federal branches of government have their own, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) recently said at The Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing.
AJC: Independent voters have broken away from President Obama, a trend backed up by public polling, “largely due to fiscal issues,” Luke Frans of Resurgent Republic told attendees at the Bloggers Briefing on July 27, 2010.
Left-wing radicals throughout history have at least one thing in common: They like to claim that their own freedom of speech is endangered while endangering the first amendment rights of others.
This has been a busy summer for academics seeking to silence dissent on campus.
Currently, the FBI director is scratching his head trying to figure out how many agents cheated on their agency exams. All of us might ponder where this drive to take what was once deemed an…
An Augusta State University grad student has sued the school after she said she was threatened with dismissal for refusing to participate in a “remediation” program to increase her tolerance of gays and lesbians.
Call it another Twilight Zone moment; another ignominious contribution to the “you-can’t-make-this-up” category.
Last month, in a Cato Institute lecture, Georgetown professor Matthew Kroenig outlined what he sees as the strategic reasons why nuclear nations help spread these weapons to other countries.