In a new book, Donald Downs, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, outlines an approach to ridding campuses of political correctness. In Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus, he shifts the focus away from the professors and to the administrators.
The Democratic governor of Virginia and the top Republican in that state’s Senate recently agreed on a tax hike to prop up the Old Dominion’s colleges and universities that may turn out to be a multi-billion dollar mistake.
Three Congressmen have teamed with four Pittsburgh punk rockers to fight an obscure provision of the No Child Left Behind Act.
This may be America, but it hasn’t stopped one school from broadcasting the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish.
Now creative and rebellious conservatives are the ones accosting the “Establishment” and they’ve spearheaded the launch of some 95 new “alternative” newspapers and magazines on college and university campuses in the U.S.
Campus conservatives come from every walk of life. The money-hungry, nerdy stereotype of Alex P. Keaton, depicted by actor Michael J. Fox on the popular 80s sitcom “Family Ties,” has never been less germane than it is today.
Colleges celebrate the notion that their campuses are a forum for the free expression of ideas. Now while that be a noble goal, from all appearances, that seems to be far from reality today.
Colleges and universities are supposed to teach students, opening their minds and getting them to think critically about the world around them. Often they do, but not always.
Texas A & M is something of a novelty in academia. The university’s president, Robert M. Gates, is one of the rare retired cabinet officials from a Republican presidential administration to hold a decisive academic position.
A Michigan high school forbids conservative students from distributing a newspaper. Two of the students tell their story.
If our students are burdened with oppressive loans, why do so many university rec centers look like five-star spas?—Victor Davis Hansen
Student cell phones and cars are indistinguishable from those of the faculty.—Victor Davis Hansen
Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who challenged the Catholic university’s right to refuse to provide contraceptives in its insurance coverage, is still attempting to get the Jesuit school to change its policy.
There is a war on women but it is not being perpetrated by the Catholic Church. Rather, the religious aggression comes from an aspect of radical Islam that textbooks treat with respect, if they address it at all.
Both presidential candidates have endorsed making more money available for college loans. They may want to contemplate whether they are solving a crisis or contributing to one.
A free market economist, and an academic no less, shows how the best lessons on how economics works frequently are learned outside the academy, and references two economists not given enough class time in most academies.
In what may be a sad commentary on the state of public education, research shows real-live instructors in a dead heat with computers for the hearts and minds of students.
Policy makers in Washington are ignoring basic human reality in restructuring the military, a veteran defense analyst who teaches at the U. S. Navy’s post-graduate school claims.
Now it’s Barack Obama’s turn at bat at the department of Education and we are looking at more expensive strikeouts.
The late James Burnham noted that, “For the Left, the preferred enemy is always on the right.” Academics demonstrate this tendency, even when the cause of the problems they decry may lie on their own side of the political fence.