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The Internet (PG)

, Malcolm A. Kline

Children of all ages who surf the internet tend to watch less TV and read more but a veteran psychologist urges parental guidance.

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The NEA vs. Teachers

, Malcolm A. Kline

Despite its power, the National Education Association’s membership may ultimately be its undoing as rank and file teachers find little in common with their representatives.

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Recent Articles

Subsidiarity Due For Comeback

, Malcolm A. Kline

The Catholic principle of subsidiarity, whereby that level of government closest to the problem is the one best-equipped to deal with it, may be viewed as quaint but in public education, its inverse could be seen as disastrous.

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Elites Become More So

, Malcolm A. Kline

“Over the last thirty years, America’s test-prep companies have grown from almost nothing into a $5 billion annual industry, allowing the affluent to provide an admissions edge to their less able children.”–Ron Unz, The American Conservative, December 2012

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Agents of Inaccuracy

, Accuracy in Academia

“Despite the fact that more than half of faculty members say on surveys that an important goal for undergraduate instruction is to ‘encourage students to become agents of social change,’ colleges don’t have much of an effect on student political participation.” —Canadian sociologist Neil Gross

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Where Keynes was right

, Malcolm A. Kline

From the blog of John Ray, Education International comes the following: Keynes did get some things right. His comment on education seems positively prophetic: “Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.”

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Grades Are Only Numbers

, Deborah Lambert

It would appear that the same people who actively oppose voter ID, do not believe that President Barack Obama should have to disclose his college grade point average.

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Training The Youth Vote

, Deborah Lambert

Pay more attention to the huge bloc of young voters, many of whom are starved for an alternate message on their college campuses where they are bombarded with a steady diet of leftist propaganda from their radical faculty members.

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Academic Funny Bone

, Malcolm A. Kline

In a November 16, 2012 Academe Blog posting, Wright State University English professor Martin Kich has given us an idea of what academics find amusing.

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Axis of Inaccuracy

, Malcolm A. Kline

One thing that journalism and the humanities have in common is that people don’t like either of them. Yet another thing they have in common is that journalists and English professors can’t figure out why.

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