Religious, Republican, and Libertarian student organizations allow campus conservatives to coalesce; there’s truth to the old adage of strength in numbers.
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.
Maybe the U. S. Department of Education should start listening to some of the free advice it gets.
For those who find presidential rankings by academics tiresome, here is a genuinely fresh perspective from a political science professor at my alma mater—the University of Scranton.
When outsiders enter academia, they discover just how insular it really is.
It sounds like a great idea for a screenplay: sociology student tags along with Secure Borders group to get inside their heads.
Around the world, those two bugaboos are not mutually exclusive.
Perhaps you can call it the economics of optimism: a George Washington University economist predicts there will be job gains under Obamacare.
If you find recent college graduates to be computationally challenged (i. e., unable to do basic math), don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
“Our universities are employing as many administrators as full-time faculty.”—John McNay, president, Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors, before the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education.
“Most ominously, Americans now question the need – and significantly – the value of a college degree.”—Brian C. Mitchell, on the American Association of University Professors Academe blog.
The U.S. Constitution gets the Rodney Dangerfield treatment (“no respect”) in academia probably more than anywhere else.