In a curious approach to mathematical education, a seventh-grade teacher in Michigan has students measure Barbie’s waist and bust and compare her proportions to their own.
Mention the classics on college campuses today and you are lucky if you get references to Coca-Cola or cars—and that’s in the faculty lounges and administration offices.
A North Carolina student discovers that his literature class is a free and open forum, with one minor caveat: politically incorrect speech is forbidden.
Having failed in her efforts to prevent the appointment of an appellate court judge, an Indiana law professor focuses her sights on Christmas trees.
At Emory University, some speakers are more equal than others.
In schools throughout the country, “A World of Difference” takes aim at “ageism, heterosexism, ableism and classism”—not to mention Thomas Jefferson.
A former education official exposes multiculturalists’ grip on textbook publishers.
The liberal intelligentsia are doing more to bowdlerize Christianity than anything that was ever done by Caligula. They are just more refined about it.
John Kenneth Galbraith was a leader in American academia in condemning the market economy without ever, it appears, actually having studied it.
A student at Roger Williams University who benefited from a minority scholarship fund uses this experience to help an ethnic group he views as disadvantaged—white Americans.
Author M. Stanton Evans got an early lesson in his law of inadequate paranoia: “No matter how bad you think things are, when you look into them you find that they are a lot worse.”
When academics attempt to understand conservatism, they prove the wisdom of that old adage: Never let college interfere with your education. “Contemporary conservatism is based around one simple myth: those at the top deserve to…
Apparently, we’re living in the age of bubbles—housing, financial, etc. The only thing they don’t have is their own reality show. The next one is about to burst all over the legal profession.
Perhaps today’s “thought leaders” would think more clearly if they spent more time studying the thinkers of the past.
“Every radical movement of the Twentieth Century was a triumph of the will over reason.”—Paul Rahe, professor of History, Hillsdale College.
Interestingly, when academia tries to rebut claims of bias, they wind up buttressing them.
When you read history after you graduate, you invariably come away with a startling realization: Everything that you have been taught is wrong.
And one from Accuracy in Academia makes it a full 100 education reforms compiled by the National Association of Scholars in the latest issue of AIA’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
If students feel obliged to refrain from relaying tales of campus indoctrination, the dwindling ranks of conservative professors abide by an even more restrictive code of silence: Their livelihood is at stake.
Here’s a vignette that shows how an academic can get tenure, or at least how one well-placed one did.