Rep. Tom Tancredo, the author of a resolution promoting the teaching of Western civilization, will speak at this summer’s Conservative University.
“We have succeeded in sending a great many people to college and university,” Russell Kirk noted more than 25 years ago. “We have not succeeded in educating most of them.”
Introducing a Great Books curriculum in a state university today is a lot like staging a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Saudi Arabia, but Dr. Mark Winchell has succeeded in bringing the classics to Clemson University, albeit one course at a time.
Although civic education is as important today as ever, the median number of high school civics courses has declined by two-thirds over the past 30 years, one scholar reports.
With its dearth of intellectual diversity and its intolerance of dissent, CCSU often seems disturbingly similar to the CCCP, according to one heterodox professor.
“The promise of Brown will never be fulfilled,” a civil rights leader argues, “if the educational establishment, its enablers, [and] its cheerleaders resist reforms proven to elevate black educational achievement.”
Left to their own devices, the powers that be at UNC-Chapel Hill opt for the liberal answer to every question—from whom to choose for a commencement speaker to what to require for course reading.
Although at least one professor thinks that they are not too bright, conservative students at Duke University, who are plentiful, and faculty members, who are not, have found some ingenious ways to get their point across.
A philosophy scholar looks at the current state of academia and offers some suggestions for battling PC orthodoxy.
Monroe Community College has hosted drag strippers, but the New York school draws the line at sending care packages to U.S. troops: “We can’t get involved in anything that controversial.”
Capitol Hill habitués here in Washington, D. C. got a chance to experience a bit of what life is like on a college campus today in a debate at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.
Attempts by the U. S. Department of Education to tighten the reins on the Ivory Tower may already be backfiring on the very colleges and universities that welcomed the move.
Here are the highlights so far.
Contrary to what is frequently reported, when colleges actually do face budget cutbacks in the amount of state and federal aid that they receive, professors can usually avert them.
Read about the case against tenure in the latest issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
Václav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, in a Hillsdale College-sponsored cruise event, spoke about the roots of the current economic problems facing the European Union (EU), as well as its significance to Americans.
They found a guilty convict.
Allowing charter schools can allow for a plethora of benefits both inside and outside the classroom.
We have written on the academic ambivalence towards the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks upon the United States here, here, and here. The actual memorial even brought outright denial from academe.
GLEN COVE, NY — Once, detective stories were an essential element of popular fiction. That their golden age has long passed is a sad commentary on today’s educational and cultural environments.