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.
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.
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.
Three Congressmen have teamed with four Pittsburgh punk rockers to fight an obscure provision of the No Child Left Behind Act.
This may be America, but it hasn’t stopped one school from broadcasting the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish.
Now creative and rebellious conservatives are the ones accosting the “Establishment” and they’ve spearheaded the launch of some 95 new “alternative” newspapers and magazines on college and university campuses in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Thirty-year-old men graduating from the University of California system have a 38-percent chance of financial distress, and women have a 55-percent chance.”—Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 2013.
“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.
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.
Scan through any college catalogue and you will find courses that are painfully obvious, at best, and trivial, at least.
“Why does environmentalism tend to be so pious and self-serious?”—From Princeton catalogue description of course entitled “The Environment Can Be Funny”
“The Undead are everywhere: on movie and television screens, in books, even in the academy.” –Princeton catalogue