School bonds have become the sacred cows of referendums: Why would anyone vote to deny a child the right to attend a shiny new school?
Defenders of the status quo in education like to portray themselves as on a higher plane than critics of same but a look at what they are defending usually leaves the uninitiated wondering why such an allegedly highbrow crowd goes in for enterprises that could, at best, be described as lowbrow.
In a recent column that I did on affirmative action, I committed a grievous error. In this one I elaborate upon that correction and try to raise some other questions about an ongoing controversy.
North Carolina may be a red state, but the major colleges and universities are still Carolina blue.
Did you ever wonder why we get those unique studies and courses coming out of legendary colleges and universities? We get them because our tax dollars are at work paying for them.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of a Florida high school student who was forced to paint over religious words and symbols she had included on a school mural.
At its best, the record on the 40-year-old federal Head Start program was mixed. Now, the middle-aged government program is becoming downright dangerous, according to Karen Effrem, a director of EdWatch.org.
Even as federal judges seek to censor out of the education system the words “under God” and the Pledge of Allegiance with it, the Bible is actually making a comeback in public schools, aided by celebrities like Chuck Norris and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Some public officials forget that the wall of separation between church and state is meant to protect the former from the latter.
On the next episode of Accuracy in Academia’s Campus Report, I will be joined by two guests who have played key roles in some of the most divisive battles in education.
George Washington University is going the extra mile to make its students comfortable.
“If some of the logic in Steele’s selection two years ago was that a black chairman would expand Republican Party appeal to minority voters, there’s scant evidence that this was accomplished.”—syndicated columnist Star Parker on Michael Steel, current chairman of the RNC.
The war on Christmas has been waged for a number of years.
When something gets a bad rap from elites, it’s probably worth a second look.
A search for defenders of social security who believe the program is sound turned up…an academic.
In effect, the paper’s subsidiary has been getting students deep in federal debt for courses that produce very few good jobs. Now we find out that Kaplan has allegedly been discriminating against minorities in the process.
As Christians this time of year absorb another spate of snipes at their revered holy day, they might pause to remember Darrow.
Gender Studies may never have had a clear mission but it is still susceptible to mission creep.
A Northeastern governor is considering education spending cuts and this time it is not New Jersey’s Chris Christie.
Now that the President is poised to sign the repeal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the U. S. military, academics are prepared to welcome the armed forces they have banned from their campuses with open arms, at least metaphorically.