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Has academia become so politicized that teaching good economics, and using politically sensitive illustrations, can lead to threats, fines, penalties, demotion and worse? It certainly seemed so in early February when Hans-Hermann Hoppe received an egregious letter from the Provost of his university.
The debate about capital punishment on the nation’s campuses is much like the debate about abortion. Only one viewpoint is presented—the politically correct one. It is indicative of the type of tendentious scholarship that is all too common in academia.
A sociology professor at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois gets rave reviews from students but underclassmen with deep religious convictions may want to fulfill that course requirement with someone else.
Although Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) recently rejected George Mason University’s (GMU) application to establish a chapter of the organization on the Fairfax, VA campus, the society’s own record on free speech is suspect at best.
A recently released clarification by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights makes it easier for college and universities to comply with Title IX regulations regarding athletics.
How many Americans know that one K-12 civics textbook is directly subsidized by our tax dollars?
The serious scholars whom you can still find on college campuses have long regarded education schools as the slums of academia but now the denizens of those projects are even admitting to the dilapidated condition of their discipline.
Inevitably, the discussion veered from teacher-evaluation criteria at the federal and state levels to upcoming requirements of Common Core.
If you love literature and go to Cornell, you’re probably in the wrong place.
“Tribalism in the Middle East is not only alive and kicking, it is alive and killing.”
—Dr. Mordechai Kedar, professor of Arabic at Bar Ilan University, in a forum on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Endowment for Middle East Truth.
Here’s why we keep going: to rescue history from the memory hole academia has created.
“It’s alarming to me that most [Das]Capital-quoters I have encountered are white men.”
—Andrew Seal, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Yale. (The Chronicle Review, B16, November 22, 2013.
Public schools used to assign “What my country means to me” as an essay topic. One wonders what one would get from such an exercise if it were given to Cornell undergrads who got a chance to take the full panoply of courses available there under the heading, American Studies.
Currently academics debate whether they should be “sages on the stage” or “guides on the side.” It never occurs to them that they might not be very good in either role.
Richard Lindzen, a former meteorologist at MIT, in his first presentation as the newest distinguished fellow at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, tore into global warming alarmists.
Football is everywhere in the news today. PBS recently released a documentary entitled “League of Denial” which took the NFL to task for its supposed attempts at covering up medical issues that NFL players were being afflicted with after their time in the league.
One thing that Accuracy in Academia has in common with its big sister organization, Accuracy in Media, is that, upon investigation of various claims made in our respective bailiwicks—just about everything we’ve been told by elites is wrong.