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.
Why do academics tend to terminate with extreme prejudice attempts to study western civilizations such as that of ancient Rome? Perhaps they fear the lessons that moderns might learn from them.
In what has to be the ultimate feminist nightmare The New York Times reports that Ivy league schools are now turning out female students who want to be stay at home mothers.
Although most will claim it as their guiding philosophy, today’s educrats might find some alarming skeletons in the closet of their progressive forefathers of a century ago.
If Bucknell isn’t in the business of restricting free speech, then why did these students have to spend 30 minutes listening to criticisms of the phrase “hunting terrorists”?
The next time you hear a journalism student, when asked why he or she wants to get into the profession, say they “want to make a difference,” cringe.
There is another school of thought that believes that neither the toleration by academia nor the lack of University statements is the problem. The real problem is the double standard to which these schools adhere.
When elites pass judgement on the efforts of police to keep the peace on campus it is the students on the quad who are put at risk.
When the Modern Language Association, America’s largest association of English professors, demonstrates a sudden concern for the rising debt level of college students as they did in a recent issue of Inside Higher Education, these sentiments bear closer scrutiny.
A student publication at a college in Kelowna, British Columbia reported that a local shoe store has an unusual holiday display this year.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may have singlehandedly ignited the 2011 war on Christmas.
“In my law school, we had begun to defend the enemy combatants [in the war on terror] to the point where they had more protections than most Americans do.”—Charles Hill, senior lecturer at Yale in remarks at the Heritage Foundation on November 17, 2011.
“I’ve had students say, ‘rights come from democracy,’ and I say, ‘No, democracy comes from your rights.’”—Charles Hill, senior lecturer at Yale University in a speech at the Heritage Foundation on November 17, 2011.
Students who are in the mood for a change of pace during their current academic year might think about checking out one of the many bizarre and unusual classes currently being offered on our nation’s campuses.
Normally, one might assume that mentioning a second-degree murder conviction on a student’s law school application might lessen one’s chances of getting accepted.
The right to free speech is protected in the First Amendment to our Constitution, but there are times when what is said, taxes the limits of one’s patience.
The content of the standard education changes from generation to generation, but seldom, if ever, has it deteriorated as it did in the twentieth century.