Mike S. Adams is a conservative—not a shocking thing in and of itself, until one realizes that Adams is also a college professor.
Academics are still in a state of denial about the overwhelming dominance of liberal Democrats in higher education, despite the presence on many campuses of many once-high-profile partisans.
Conservative students shouldn’t be afraid of being seen as novelties, says Charles Mitchell, president of the Bucknell University Conservatives Club. “If you’re an out-of-the-closet conservative on campus, you’re most likely a novelty anyway.”
To elevate racial sensitivity, some colleges have come up with a game for resident assistants called “the privilege walk.”
Although federal spending on education has more than quadrupled over the past 40 years, standardized test scores have stagnated or even declined, notes a Cato Institute scholar.
When the panelists on Accuracy in Academia’s summer conference panel on “women’s studies” took a shot at answering the question, “What do women want?,” they gave answers that few college professors would give an “A” to.
Linda Chavez examines the inner workings of America’s teachers’ unions, whose “ultimate goal,” in the candid words of a former NEA head, is “to tap the legal, political, and economic powers of the U.S. Congress … [to] collect votes to re-order the priorities of the United States of America.”
“Race preferences are divisive and demoralizing,” says writer La Shawn Barber. “They cause self-doubt. They cause others to doubt black achievement.”
“When a judge goes beyond simply applying a law or constitution according to its original meaning,” says constitutional attorney Gene Schaerr, “and instead pours his own new meaning into it, he or she is engaged in an immoral act.”
Students can effect change on campuses across the country by combating the liberal biases that so often appear at colleges and universities, say two young conservative leaders.
“Social Justice” is a term widely evoked, especially academically, but seldom examined.
“It pollutes our discourse with self-congratulation and self-flagellation at the same time.”—Bill McClay of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on “social justice” as currently defined.
“The lesson of the Left’s sustained commitment to ‘social justice’ is that sustained commitment to a message, no matter how flawed, will eventually win out.”—Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute at the Philadelphia Society meeting…
Parents, students and taxpayers ultimately footing the bill for the epic cost of college should have buyers’ remorse.
Vouchers that allow public school students to attend private schools may be stalled in the United States but they are gaining ground internationally.
Higher Education may be on the downward slide to oblivion but its proprietors haven’t quite entertained that prospect yet.
“Tuition alone cannot sustain higher education, which means that it’s essential to build support among people who don’t listen to NPR and drive hybrids.”— Chris Beneke, associate professor of history at Bentley University, and Randall Stephens is a reader in history at Northumbria University, in England.
In the search for silver linings, school choice advocates can look to the hope that emerges in devastated regions.
A problem faced by both Accuracy in Academia and its big sister organization Accuracy in Media: Our goal—an accurate elite—seems ever more elusive by the year.
On higher education, as on a host of issues, U. S. House Republicans offer unique criticisms, then wind up proposing solutions to crises that resemble those of the Democratic Party.