Hold on to your wallets: Lady Luck will soon be tempting the self-restraint of North Carolinians around the state. Legislation creating a state lottery passed on Tuesday, and was quickly signed into law by Governor Easley yesterday.
Our correspondent responds to a critique of her work.
A reader critiques our correspondent’s story on high school textbook bias.
Jon Sanders carries the latest NCAA pronouncement to its illogical extreme, so it could happen.
This Tuesday, college professor and conservative columnist Dr. Mike Adams paid a visit to North Carolina State University.
Until Hurricane Katrina came and temporarily knocked Natalee Holloway, Cindy Sheehan and Judge John Roberts off the radar, one of the big shockers was that Timken High School in Canton, Ohio had a wee bit of a problem. Out of 490 female students, 65 are pregnant.
Six Catholic universities have United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chapters on their campuses despite the Vatican’s nine-year-old refusal to support the multilateral government agency.
Just three weeks after banning what it deemed to be “hostile” or “abusive” Indian nicknames and mascots in post season play the NCAA has backed down and granted a waiver to the Florida State Seminoles.
The latest pronouncement from academia correctly identifies the failings of public education but misdiagnoses the cause and, hence, offers a prescription that promises more of the same malady.
If you ever doubted that most high school students are basically lazy, you know have some proof thanks to a recently completed survey.
Amid all the depressing news about the failures of business schools, particularly the more well-known ones, there is a ray of hope.
On the face of it, opening a new university in this day and age would seem to be akin to selling refrigerators to Eskimos.
University professors need not be performance-oriented once they have gained tenure.
“The United States had become a great and powerful nation before it centralized administration.”—John Marini of the University of Nevada-Reno at Claremont Institute forum on October 20, 2011.
“Nine of 10 major educational software products on the market have no effect on test scores, the federal Department of Education found in 2009.”—Heather McDonald of the Manhattan Institute.
Noted academics seem to view the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations as a means of recapturing the 1960s, particularly if they missed the latter decade on the first go-round.
The links between tenured radicals and Occupy Wall Street are not hard to find.
The latest academic to argue that academia drives economic growth offers a long list of inventions spawned by universities but she might be missing a key ingredient.
To the uncredentialled, it may often appear that academics receive many degrees, not to mention a multitude of research grants, in order to ascertain what many can figure out by simple observation.
Dr. Walter Williams, a distinguished economics professor at George Mason University, noted recently that taxpayers have an imperfect understanding of the academic rot that exists at our nation’s colleges, adding that “what distinguishes one college from the other is the magnitude of that rot.”