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.
Noted scholar John K. Wilson objected to our quarterly review of professors we have covered.
The rift within the Omaha School Board over decision making, along with a series of fiscal and administrative blunders and consistently low test scores have made it abundantly clear that the Omaha Public Schools system is not working as it should be.
We usually write about bad news in academia, of which there is no shortage. Nevertheless, in keeping with the spirit of the era, we must make note of signs of hope and change.
Those religious institutions which were told that the national health care law passed by Congress and signed by the president would not force them to comply with parts of the statute that conflict with their religion may have been misinformed.
A tenured professor at UCLA rates media bias.
At a time when most Americans are beyond belt-tightening in trying to trim expenses, some colleges and universities are still having a hard time shedding that administrative bloat.
Academics are very proud of their scholarly research. Maybe they shouldn’t be.
Here’s the rest of our arguments for tenure, so far this year.
When White House waived No Child Left Behind standards in order to give grants to states and localities with no strings attached, the Obama Administration’s Department of Education may have actually replaced the string with rope.
“Congress has the power to regulate commerce; but does it, as here, have the power to create commerce—i.e., to force individuals to engage in interstate commerce by purchasing health care insurance from private providers?”— Edward J. Erler, Professor of Political Science, California State University, San Bernardino, Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar on May 24, 2011, in Dallas, Texas.