What we heard at the conference was both upsetting and inspiring at the same time.
The feminist movement on campus has honed to perfection its ability to respond to anything resembling criticism, or even inquiry, with military precision that virtually guarantees victory over all in-house critics.
American high schools are again under fire, and this time, Judge Manning (the judge presiding over the Leandro case) isn’t the one fanning the flames. Rather, Governors from most of the states have entered the fray, calling for reforms to American high schools and to data collection on graduation rates.
Although in long shot it may look like a replay of the film Animal House, Colgate University’s war on fraternities, in close-up, is much more than just life imitating art.
Observers trying to make sense of what is going on in education today will find it easier to do so when they can see one salient trend: Double standards predominate and they usually benefit the political left.
Students seeking to avoid left-wing homilies delivered in classroom lectures by making use of distance education might be in for an unpleasant surprise, as we have noted before…
This week, North Carolina schools presented citizens with a good news/bad news proposition. As forecasted in last week’s journal entry, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results for North Carolina schools were released Monday. Not surprisingly, this year’s results show a higher percentage of schools not meeting more stringent federal accountability standards.
As I write this Accuracy In Academia is completing their two day conference Conservative University today on Capitol Hill. While I have to admit the attendance was below expectations (we underestimated the fickleness of hill interns ) the conferences content has been excellent.
Teachers are using students, from kindergarten through college, as foot soldiers in environmental campaigns, whether they should be in class or not.
One would think that the College of the Holy Cross (HC) would actually have one of the religious artifacts on display but the only one we could find on the web site was attached to an “o” that is the symbol of the women’s studies program at the Worcester, Mass. School, and of the feminist movement itself.
Learn what education professors are teaching teachers in the latest issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
Following in the spirit of Halloween, albeit a bit belated, are several academic surprises, courtesy of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Central Florida political scientist can’t believe people would think President Clinton was left-wing.
George Washington University is actually bringing a one-time Republican officeholder to its’ Foggy Bottom campus, of course, he is no longer a member of the GOP.
The latest thesis circulating in academia lends further credence to the observation that academics may only rival journalists in their tendency to miss the obvious, whether by accident or design.
Accommodation of the Soviet Union, to one degree or another, was itself a byproduct of academic thought.
The President’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP) is so anxious to help the White House reach its goal of 60 percent of the population with college degrees that they are considering high school dropouts as likely targets for recruiters.
Perhaps the Left has discovered a form of western civilization it likes—at least of the modern-day variety.
“The taxes we rely on most have marginal excess rates of 40 to 50 percent.”—Duke University economist Chris Conover at the Cato Institute on October 13, 2010
It turns out that progressive educator John Dewey’s books were not only influential in the United States.