Recent Articles

Education School Ghetto

, Malcolm A. Kline

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.

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Fighting for Free Speech

, Larry Scholer

In a new book, Donald Downs, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, outlines an approach to ridding campuses of political correctness. In Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus, he shifts the focus away from the professors and to the administrators.

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Dominion Brain Drain

, Malcolm A. Kline

The Democratic governor of Virginia and the top Republican in that state’s Senate recently agreed on a tax hike to prop up the Old Dominion’s colleges and universities that may turn out to be a multi-billion dollar mistake.

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The Conscience of a Campus Conservative

, John T. Plecnik

Campus conservatives come from every walk of life. The money-hungry, nerdy stereotype of Alex P. Keaton, depicted by actor Michael J. Fox on the popular 80s sitcom “Family Ties,” has never been less germane than it is today.

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Critical Thinking Meltdown

, Bob Parks

Colleges celebrate the notion that their campuses are a forum for the free expression of ideas. Now while that be a noble goal, from all appearances, that seems to be far from reality today.

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Recent Articles

War On Football Deconstructed

, Joe Daly

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.

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STEMming What Tide?

, Malcolm A. Kline

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.

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Fantasy Economics of Obamacare

, Malcolm A. Kline

It’s one thing to play fantasy football or fantasy baseball. It’s quite another to play fantasy economics. Unfortunately, too many academics do too little of the former and too much of the latter.

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MOOCs: The Awful Truth

, Accuracy in Academia

“Buried in all the hype about MOOCs is a somewhat surprising admission by some of the world’s leading universities—that their teaching methods may not be very good.”—Jeffrey Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 2013.

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Michelle Goes to College

, Spencer Irvine

This past Tuesday, Mrs. Obama told a group of sophomores at a local Washington, D.C. high school that they could follow her own path of graduating from high school and attending a top university.

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Pedantic @ Penn

, Malcolm A. Kline

Scan through any college catalogue and you will find courses that are painfully obvious, at best, and trivial, at least.

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Why Ask Why

, Accuracy in Academia

“Why does environmentalism tend to be so pious and self-serious?”—From Princeton catalogue description of course entitled “The Environment Can Be Funny”

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