Author Jim Nelson Black undertook an investigation of the politically correct, but factually less so, biases on campus today and published his research in the book Freefall of the American University.
When English professor Clifton Snider assigns his class an argument paper, he already knows the side of the question that he wants to hear.
Metaphorically speaking, that is. Nationwide, partisan types on campus are going into overdrive on behalf of the presidential campaign, sometimes causing fistfights—and that’s just the faculty.
From kindergarten to college, no one hates tests more than the students forced to take them, with the possible exception of the schools forced to administer them.
When psychologist Denis Nissim-Sabat takes his political positions into the classroom, he threatens to turn the science of the mind into the control of the thought.
Businesses that diversify into many different markets outside of the one where they’re very good often wind up being mediocre to poor in everything. A university that succumbs to the temptation to expand into areas other than education is apt to have the same result.
The film challenges extreme but growing ideas such as that of Gordon Feldman, professor at Brandeis University who described terrorism as merely “ways of inflicting revenge on an enemy that seems unable or unwilling to respond to rational pleas for discussion and justice.”
The withdrawal of George Mason University’s (GMU) speaking invitation to controversial filmmaker Michael Moore stands out in a school year in which the presidential election gives college professors and administrators the chance to vividly display their partisan biases.
When a college professor upbraided a student in an e-mail to the class over that student’s refusal to accept homosexuality in a discussion centered around that topic, the instructor set off a chain reaction that led to a federal investigation.
In this day and age, it is interesting to see what type of free speech that college and universities allow. A survey of some recent cases suggests that they find political statements risky, particularly conservative ones, but pornography fair game.
Education activists, including the community organizer in the White House, look at the ruin that public education has become and want to expand it.
“Some will rejoice in today’s decision, and some will despair at it; that is the nature of a controversy that matters so much to so many. But the Court has cheated both sides, robbing the winners of an honest victory, and the losers of the peace that comes from a fair defeat. We owed both of them better.”
Whereas people complain about Big Oil or Big Business you don’t hear much about “Big College,” yet college tuition rates continue to rise at an exorbitant rate.
We recap Egyptian human rights activist Cynthia Farahat’s appearance at Accuracy in Academia’s May 2013 author’s night in the latest issue of AIA’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
A little bible college in Los Angeles may revive the, at best, moribund and musty discipline of philosophy and academic philosophers don’t like it one bit.
Newt Gingrich has described Europe as in a state of “elegant decay.” What happens when they lose the elegance?
Perhaps it takes someone educated in the Civil Rights era to see the startling similarities between yesterday’s segregationists and today’s diversity officers, although the fact that both claim to advance “the common good” should raise suspicions.
The Colorado Board of Regents wants to take a poll to find out whether ideology governs hiring practices in the university system and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is clearly not happy about it.
Does the Supreme Court ruling=more student aid?
Like top-down efforts to reform education pursued by Republican presidents, the Obama Administration’s Common Core program, in which states exchange essentially national standards for federal aid, is already flailing, if not failing.