A new report issued by Achieve, Inc. reveals yet another shortcoming in the education system, the “expectations gap.”
On American campuses, belief in global warming and man’s contribution to it approaches the theological. Actual meteorologists take a more nuanced approach.
From Yale to the University of North Carolina, liberal academia is being challenged by a new generation of conservative leadership.
Recent political losses for teachers unions nationwide may result from past gains made by the associations but could lead to better results in education.
The new year has presented “academic freedom” with a grave new threat. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has published its Guide to Free Speech on Campus. The guide gives a shot in the arm, however, to academic freedom.
The study, “A Systematic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools,” argues, using statistical analysis, that although total elimination of racial preferences would cause a 14 percent reduction in the number of blacks accepted to law school, there would be an 8 percent increase in the number of blacks actually becoming lawyers.
The outgoing president of the Modern Language Association Robert Scholes used his farewell speech to admonish literature professors from around the country about the state of their field.
Northeastern University professor Shahid Alam has aroused controversy by likening the 9/11 killers to the Founding Fathers.
A frequent criticism of current humanities instruction is that it focuses on what to think, rather than how to think. The humanities have become dogmatic and provincial.
A Humanities curriculum should promote and foster human rights across the globe, according to three professors who convened at the Modern Language Association conference to discuss “The Future of the Humanities in a Fragmented World.”
“Educational establishments have been making promises to students they cannot keep.” –Aaron Barlow, New York City College of Technology (CUNY).
“In college, the views academics impress upon their students are all too frequently based on partisan progressive politics, radical professorial notions or hypotheses masquerading as well-established theories — for example, anthropogenic global warming.”— meteorologist Anthony J. Sadar.
It turns out that the United States may be losing out on yet another international education comparison.
“College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.”—U. S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.
The U. S. Department of Education is using a federal anti-discrimination statute in a way that is sure to drive even more men off of college campuses, where they are already a minority.
Even on the economic issues that underpin the Occupiers’ angst, it is difficult not to notice that while businesses remain boarded up from coast to coast, government agencies do not.
On June 14, 2012, Mal Kline, the executive director of Accuracy in Academia, debated John K. Wilson of the American Association of University Professors at the Heritage Foundation. Wilson, who edits the academe blog for…
Find out whether businessmen “didn’t build” America in the latest issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
Academics frequently take we unlettered folk to task for trivializing serious issues. It turns out that they can take us to school on how to do just that.