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.
Religion on campus need not be an oxymoron
Many college students and even more university administrators do not realize that the former not only have the consitutional right to worship but can do so on campus.
The Blackboard Jungle Revisited
When a journalist and scholar specializing in education experiences New York’s public schools as a parent, he finds the experience even more alarming than the statistics.
The Power Grab of the NEA
A former high school principal shows us a side of the National Education Association that the nation’s largest teachers’ union does not normally publicize.
Profile: Meredith College
Meredith College, for many, has beaten the man-hater stereotype attached to many all-female institutions.
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.”
Catholic Bashing In Academia
For Lent, Catholics give something up. Perhaps academia could show some of the tolerance it gives itself credit for by easing up on the Catholic-bashing it engages in annually.
Fossil Fuel Divestment Fever
Youth, like age, hath its privileges, and one of them seems to be the right to not think too far ahead.
No Limit: Unintended Consequences
In the academic and political worlds in which our laws are incubated and passed, there is one statute scholars and politicos routinely ignore: the law of unintended consequences.
Fox Exposure: Radical Professor
On his February 14 show, in order to hype the controversy and his own ratings, O’Reilly introduced Hill as “Dr. Marc Lamont Hill,” a professor at Columbia University in New York City, and “an ardent liberal guy, and that’s fine.”