“The Los Angeles Unified School District is being sued by 14 mothers whose children were allegedly sexually abused by a former district elementary school teacher, who is being held on a $23-milion-bond and has been charged with 23 counts of lewd acts on children.”—CNN by way of the American School Board Journal
In a jaw-dropping story in the New York Times, the Association of American Medical Colleges warns that ObamaCare is squeezing doctors out of practice–just in time for the swell in Baby Boomer patients.—the Family Research Council
Georgetown suspends student who would not attend sensitivity training.
“In the surreal world of student loans, the brilliant student completing an electrical engineering degree at M.I.T. pays the same interest rate as the student majoring in ethnic studies at a state university who has a GPA below 2.0.”—Ohio University economist Richard Vedder
“The Air Force suspended a 20-year-old class on ‘Just War Theory’ because it included scriptural references”—Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council.
“So the question is, Can the ideas stand on their own merit regardless of who said them? It could be Kaczynski, it could be Mother Teresa, it could be Mr. Anonymous—the ideas are what they are, and the arguments are what they are. So I think from a rational standpoint we should say we can treat the ideas in abstraction from the circumstances in which they appear.”—David F. Skrbina, a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Michigan
Mitt Romney also went to Harvard, though he spent most of his time on what the intellectuals consider to be the wrong side of the Charles, where the business school is found.—UVA historian James Ceaser
Student cell phones and cars are indistinguishable from those of the faculty.—Victor Davis Hansen
Based on my experience as a graduate of Harvard Law School, much of what law schools teach their students is useless drivel, as some law professors themselves have conceded.—Hans Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
“It is becoming nearly impossible for professors to teach enough to satisfy the demands of career administrators … Unless we’re in the classroom for thirty-five or forty hours per week—the equivalent of a full-time job in the corporate world.”— Michael DeCesare, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Merrimack College.