Our 40th president summed up a problem in American education today in words worth reading, along with one of his simple solutions.
Private schools abroad that accept government subsidies usually end up losing much of their autonomy and distinctiveness, an economic researcher warns.
“How come we don’t have an intifada in this country?” asked Dr. Hatem Bazian of the University of California at Berkeley.
If you had any doubts that higher education in America today is modeled more along the lines of Stalinist techniques than the Socratic method, you won’t after reading Ben Shapiro’s Brainwashed.
Rep. Walter Jones, a co-sponsor of the Academic Bill of Rights, will address this summer’s Conservative University conference.
A former Temple student has finally been given the go-ahead in his lawsuit against two university officials who, he contends, forced him into a psychiatric ward.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, the author of a resolution promoting the teaching of Western civilization, will speak at this summer’s Conservative University.
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.
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.
“We have succeeded in sending a great many people to college and university,” Russell Kirk noted more than 25 years ago. “We have not succeeded in educating most of them.”
Maybe the U. S. Department of Education should start listening to some of the free advice it gets.
For those who find presidential rankings by academics tiresome, here is a genuinely fresh perspective from a political science professor at my alma mater—the University of Scranton.
When outsiders enter academia, they discover just how insular it really is.
It sounds like a great idea for a screenplay: sociology student tags along with Secure Borders group to get inside their heads.
Around the world, those two bugaboos are not mutually exclusive.
Perhaps you can call it the economics of optimism: a George Washington University economist predicts there will be job gains under Obamacare.
If you find recent college graduates to be computationally challenged (i. e., unable to do basic math), don’t expect that to change anytime soon.
“Our universities are employing as many administrators as full-time faculty.”—John McNay, president, Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors, before the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education.
“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.
The U.S. Constitution gets the Rodney Dangerfield treatment (“no respect”) in academia probably more than anywhere else.