Up until now, we have resisted setting down on paper Accuracy in Academia’s recommended colleges.
While stories of illiberal professors and higher education hijinks are becoming more visible in the national media, conservative students want to do more than expose them.
Although he had told Bill O’Reilly that he was encouraging a political, rather than an armed, intifada, Dr. Bazian made no such protestations to me.
Professors who support Democratic causes dominate college and university classrooms. Recent studies have shown that Democrats outnumber Republicans on college faculties by, at least, an 8-to-1 margin.
Churchill’s “little Eichmanns” comment alone is clear evidence of a substandard mind and would naturally lead one to investigate Churchill’s other writings. It turns out, two respected professors have written extensively on Churchill’s copious fraudulent research.
While the number of literary readers has remained constant since 1982—96 million—fewer Americans, as a percentage, are reading. Currently, not quite 47% of Americans admit to engaging in literary reading in the past year.
During the last week or so, I’ve been contemplating how to continue addressing the whole liberal-indoctrination-in-college thing. Sometimes it gets down to “Whom do you believe?” when a student makes a charge and a professor responds. But as it happens many times in sports, as in life, patterns emerge and the choices become clearer.
I have been asked by a number of news and web-based organizations about my interaction in late November 2004 with a Foothill College student Ahmad al-Qloushi. This is my response.
When President Bush called for “strengthening community colleges” in his State of the Union Address, we pointed out that these grassroots institutions of higher learning may already be as politically biased as their supposedly elite counterparts. What we have learned since seems to bear out a maxim of veteran journalist and author M. Stanton Evans, “No matter how bad you think that things are, they’re worse.”
Just three months after his campaign to become the Vice President of the United States ended, former Senator John Edwards has been given a new job that seems designed to keep him, at least occasionally, in the public eye.
In the private sector, the rule of thumb in economic downturns is, “Last hired, first fired.” Get government involved and that principle gets turned on its head.
Common Core, the Obama Administration’s education reform program, has been exposed as untested, subpar and even outdated by international standards, despite the federal government’s sales pitch to states.
The notion of a college education as a path to material success is starting to require artificial respiration.
In April 1953, Senator John Bricker of Ohio introduced the Bricker Amendment to the Constitution. In the wake of the secret “Executive Compacts” that FDR and Truman had made with Stalin during World War II.
Former Republican governors supporting President Obama’s Common Core education reforms may be riding a Trojan Horse.
Recently, one of our favorite authors—Diana West, author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character— has been attacked, not from the Left but from prominent pundits who identify themselves as conservatives.
One-time Democratic presidential candidates lamented the growth of the national security state in a forum held last month at Georgetown.
Academics are distressed at the thought that Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, could do to them what the internet has done to newspaper reporters.
“We put way too much emphasis on how many years of school students have rather than what they’re learning.”
— Isabel V. Sawhill, Brookings Institution economist in remarks there on September 12, 2013.
The 50 percent remediation rate in colleges is often cited by critics of public schools, including Accuracy in Academia, as evidence of the failure of these elementary and secondary schools.