We’ve discovered that most college students can find a local variety of the educated dunce at their own institutions of higher learning.
We have found professors who offer novel reasons to blame America and Israel for terrorist acts committed against those two countries.
Despite the problems of today’s world, the state of American youth is “upbeat.”
The U. S. government is finding it easier to find visitors to the United States traveling fraudulently on student visas.
As millions line up to see “Fahrenheit 9/11” in large metropolitan areas, a small but growing number of reviewers are questioning the so-called documentary’s accuracy.
In an effort to revive their atrophied brain cells before the swiftly approaching fall semester, college students turn to two experts from the world of publishing and academia for a belated summer reading list.
History shows that independent entrepreneurs routinely outperform their government-subsidized counterparts, says Dr. Burt Folsom, but historical examples of this principle are frequently excluded from today’s textbooks.
Mike S. Adams is a conservative—not a shocking thing in and of itself, until one realizes that Adams is also a college professor.
Academics are still in a state of denial about the overwhelming dominance of liberal Democrats in higher education, despite the presence on many campuses of many once-high-profile partisans.
Conservative students shouldn’t be afraid of being seen as novelties, says Charles Mitchell, president of the Bucknell University Conservatives Club. “If you’re an out-of-the-closet conservative on campus, you’re most likely a novelty anyway.”
“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.”
“Those who find it comfortable going into high ethical strictures go into politics, those who don’t do into academia.”—Michigan State University economist Steven Waldman noted wryly at the fifth anniversary of the Free State Foundation.
America’s school boards want more money from American taxpayers but they don’t want to be told what to do with it.
Scores in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina have jumped considerably at a time when the majority of the city’s public schools have become charter schools.