As an ongoing service to our readers who have not encountered them yet, we provide profiles of college professors whom students may want to avoid.
As the successes of homeschoolers continue to mount, so do their numbers. There are currently one to two million homeschoolers in the U.S.
Abstinence education must be working. The educational establishment is trying to fight it.
The pro-union Graduate Employees and Students Organization’s report, titled “The (Un)Changing Face of the Ivy League,” purports to expose discrimination in the hiring mechanisms of Ivy League schools.
In North Carolina university, community college, and state budget office officials have spent part of the week lobbying state legislators for more funding for higher education, while arguing against proposed line-item budget cuts.
Harvard President Larry Summers got in hot water when he publicly stated that there were “innate” differences between all the sexes that keep some women from reaching higher levels in the sciences. But unless Summers was a blithering idiot, he wouldn’t have made such a statement guaranteed to rile rabid college women’s studies holdovers lest he have some info to back it up.
Campus observations and inanities from around the country. . .
Calls for more intensive early childhood education programs often accompany studies revealing that American students lag behind their international peers.
The sad truth about a society that becomes increasingly politicized by the day is that the principal victim is integrity. Thoughtfulness and honesty count for less and less and appearances count for more and more.
The experience of Larry Summers at Harvard University shows the penalties paid by academics who are factually accurate but politically incorrect, even when they are liberal Democrats. Imagine what would happen if they were libertarians.
On higher education, as on a host of issues, U. S. House Republicans offer unique criticisms, then wind up proposing solutions to crises that resemble those of the Democratic Party.
“And the country I was born in had no meaningful civil liberty tradition whatsoever: Canada!”— Donald Alexander Downs, Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on accepting the Bradley Foundation’s Jeane Kirkpatrick prize at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
The unprecedented exodus of appointees from a Democratic presidential administration to the Ivory Tower continues unabated.
Apparently, the lack of professionalism among college grads is so acute that even their professors are starting to notice.
St. John’s University President “describes himself as a ‘Brooklyn guy,’ suggesting a naivete about the high-rolling lives of Saudi princes and other money men who have given prolifically to St. John’s over the years.”~Chronicle of…
Although universities have long been envisaged as incubators of new ideas, in actuality they usually provide life support to concepts long-time passed.
A government watchdog group has criticized at least one federal education scholarship program.
Academia has to be the one sector in American life over the past half century in which the portions have become diluted while the costs have gone through the roof.
“The central but by no means sole figure in this scandal is Jacob J. Lew, the Obama administration’s new Treasury secretary, who worked at N.Y.U. in the early 2000s for a salary that eventually reached $900,000, larger even than Dr. Sexton’s at the time.”—NYU Sociologist Jeff Goodwin
Author M. Stanton Evans got an early lesson in his law of inadequate paranoia: “No matter how bad you think things are, when you look into them you find that they are a lot worse.”