Recent Articles

Great Books Come to Clemson

, Malcolm A. Kline

Introducing a Great Books curriculum in a state university today is a lot like staging a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Saudi Arabia, but Dr. Mark Winchell has succeeded in bringing the classics to Clemson University, albeit one course at a time.

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Barely Civic

, Sean Grindlay

Although civic education is as important today as ever, the median number of high school civics courses has declined by two-thirds over the past 30 years, one scholar reports.

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Brown Decision at 50

, Sean Grindlay

“The promise of Brown will never be fulfilled,” a civil rights leader argues, “if the educational establishment, its enablers, [and] its cheerleaders resist reforms proven to elevate black educational achievement.”

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Diversity at Chapel Hill

, Malcolm A. Kline

Left to their own devices, the powers that be at UNC-Chapel Hill opt for the liberal answer to every question—from whom to choose for a commencement speaker to what to require for course reading.

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Campus Conservatives Duke It Out

, Malcolm A. Kline

Although at least one professor thinks that they are not too bright, conservative students at Duke University, who are plentiful, and faculty members, who are not, have found some ingenious ways to get their point across.

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Recent Articles

The Omen

, Accuracy in Academia

“Most ominously, Americans now question the need – and significantly – the value of a college degree.”—Brian C. Mitchell, on the American Association of University Professors Academe blog.

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Giving back

, Malcolm A. Kline

George Washington University School of Business Hosts 3rd Annual “Business Gives Back” on April 20. What did they take?

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Wallowing In Crimson Irony

, Malcolm A. Kline

At a time of record public deficits, personal bankruptcies and business failures at home, not to mention fatal U. S. embassy attacks abroad, only an academic could believe we are being well-governed.

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The Fix Is In

, Malcolm A. Kline

President Obama may have spoken warmly about charter schools but don’t expect his administration to do anything to aid them anytime soon.

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Disabling Definitions

, Malcolm A. Kline

A Wharton School economist went a long way towards diagnosing the causes of the explosion in federal disability insurance costs but couldn’t quite bring himself to go the distance.

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Third Way of Parenting

, Malcolm A. Kline

A professor from a Lutheran college offers an interpretation of the crises affecting American families that is not frequently heard: Children need both parents.

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