Government officials now remove every vestige of religion from public agencies and places, including schools, but the founders of those institutions may have had other ideas.
No Homework For The Holidays
Though few educators themselves can tell you whether teachers give too much or too little homework, most research shows that students are not overburdened with studying.
Class Warfare In Education
The push towards equality in education has made a casualty of excellence, a political science professor finds.
The Internet (PG)
Children of all ages who surf the internet tend to watch less TV and read more but a veteran psychologist urges parental guidance.
Civil Liberties On Campus At Risk, Part II
Today in the United States there is a growing conflict between anti-discrimination law and civil liberties, particularly on college campuses, a legal scholar finds.
Social Forces At American University
Students who take “Social Forces That Shaped America,” a history class currently offered at American University in Washington, D. C., may find themselves inundated with political correctness.
History Lesson: The New Deal Revisited
Educators have told generations of students that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal ended the Great Depression but the actual history of the era tells a different story.
The NEA vs. Teachers
Despite its power, the National Education Association’s membership may ultimately be its undoing as rank and file teachers find little in common with their representatives.
Education: Parental Guidance Suggested
Two scholars find that the solution to the problems in education lies not in more government involvement but in greater parental control.
College Targets Bake Sales And Free Speech
Colleges and universities shut down bake sales designed to illustrate the race-based admissions policies at those schools but are frequently at a loss to show what laws are at stake.
Enabling Assault on West
“The reason that the institutions of the West are under assault is because they can be.”—Stephen Balch, director, Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, Texas Tech, founder, National Association of Scholars.
Pedagogy of The Oppressive
A fascinating anomaly of the academic Left: No matter how many institutions they and their policies dominate, they still view themselves as downtrodden, even in the circles in which they are dominant.
Racial Preferences’ Illusory Benefit
Colleges are widely applying racial preferences to the apparent benefit of no one.
In the Vanguard
“When the College of Arts and Sciences offers its new Sexuality and Queer Studies minor in the fall semester of 2013, it will be at the vanguard of an academic discipline.”— Lauren Ober, on American University’s new course offering.
UT-Austin Increases Border Traffic
But the Border Patrol probably won’t be involved.
More Staff, Fewer Teachers
Nearly half the states have more public school staff than they have teachers.
“I think the party was a drag on him more than he was on the party.” New York Times columnist David Brooks on 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney, at Harvard late last year.
Advice For GOP From Harvard
“I will continue to write that the Republican Party should give up on those tactics that focus on voter suppression and find ways to appeal to black and brown voters instead.” Atlanta-Journal Constitution columnist Cynthia Tucker at Harvard last year, ignoring the suppression of military ballots by the Obama Administration, many of them to “black and brown voters.”
Privatizing The Public Good
Public figures who proclaim their fealty to the public good generally want to minimize their contact with the masses.
Ladies They Talk About
Two instructors from Colorado State University (CSU) taught a course in which they encouraged incarcerated women to express themselves, specifically at a local jail and “a teen girls’ group at a residential youth and family rehabilitation center.”