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.
Great Books Come to Clemson
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.
A Model College, and Man
“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.”
Campus Conservatives Duke It Out
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.
Diversity at Chapel Hill
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.
Brown Decision at 50
“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.”
Central Connecticut Counterculture
With its dearth of intellectual diversity and its intolerance of dissent, CCSU often seems disturbingly similar to the CCCP, according to one heterodox professor.
The Abuse of the Politically Incorrect: Academia and Beyond
A philosophy scholar looks at the current state of academia and offers some suggestions for battling PC orthodoxy.
Civil Rights for the Politically Correct
Jean Cobbs’ political affiliation has made her a marked woman at Virginia State University, the historically black school where she has served on the faculty since 1971.
Don’t Spare the Rod
An enormous problem in itself, student misbehavior is exacerbated by teachers’ and schools’ fear of lawsuits, a recent study indicates.
How To Find Terrorists
Look for their academic enablers.
Social Justice Deconstruction
See “social justice” deconstructed for a change in the May issue of Accuracy in Academia’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.
Morehouse College Obama Dilemma
Morehouse College’s president, John Wilson, Jr., is deciding how to balance President Barack Obama speech at graduation ceremonies a day after a Morehouse alumnus and Obama critic speaks to graduates.
Making of a Terrorist
Are the bureaucratic inadequacies of law enforcement to blame for the Boston bombings?
Unexpected by who?
“In an Unexpected Finding, Parents’ Education Level Is Weak Predictor of Students’ Learning Habits” —The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2013
Safe For Student Visas
International Students Increasingly ask: Is it safe to study in the U. S.?–The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2013
Second Amendment History Restored
Founding Fathers argued successfully for our citizens’ right to bear arms.
Carnegie Mellon Disses Pope
The president of the prominent Carnegie Mellon University is under fire for a parody of the Pope that involved a young woman wearing papal robes and very little else.
Where’s the diversity?
Is academia color-blind? Maybe not as much as it thinks it is.
Adjunct professors & ObamaCare
Academia, which gave the President and his health care overhaul overwhelming support, is now cutting back on the health care it provides in order to comply with the law.