With Anthony Kennedy’s Exit, What Will Be The Fate of Race-Based College Admissions?
By William Murchison An appalling sign of an appalling tendency to let the U. S. Supreme Court settle All Important Questions is the speculation over whether Justice Anthony J. Kennedy’s eventual successor will disrupt the high court’s jurisprudence on affirmative action–chiefly, affirmative action for college admission. Why are we having this discussion to begin with? […]
Students Get ‘Too Little’ Civics Teaching, Principals Say
(From edweek.org): By Alyson Klein More than half of principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders say schools don’t focus enough on civics, according to a nationally representative survey by the Education Week Research Center. CONTINUE READING HERE
Educating the Educators: States Take The Lead On Restoring Free Speech On Campus
(From Forbes.com): By Tom Lindsay If some public universities have lost sight of the fact that freedom of speech is essential to both education and American democracy, the American people are fortunate that a growing number of state legislatures have not. Several weeks ago, Louisiana Governor John Edwards signed SB 364, a bill crafted to restore […]
The History of Free Speech –Akil Alleyne’s latest video
In this latest video from Akil Alleyne, he takes us to the Cradle of Liberty–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–to discuss the history of free speech in America. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
On Free Speech, 40% of Americans Are Closer to the Chinese Government’s Interpretation than the Founding Fathers
(From intellectualtakeout.org): By Barry Brownstein Reason Magazine asked students at the University of Southern California to define “hate speech.” Among the students surveyed, Reason found plenty of wannabee dictators eager to offer their definitions of hate speech and ready to make it a crime. CONTINUE READING HERE
Are Harvard’s Chickens Coming Home To Roost?
By William Murchison Amid the present uproar over immigration, is it hard to be hard on poor Harvard for the uproar over whether the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants? Ask me another stupid question. It’s never hard to be hard on a school famed for sanctimony in the matter of disciplining criticisms of affirmative action […]
The Latest Lawsuit Against Racial Preferences Has Harvard Worried
By George Leef Racial preferences in college admissions dodged a constitutional bullet when the Supreme Court decided to uphold the University of Texas’ preferential policy in the Fisher case (2016). What had once looked like a case that would kill or at least wound the way many top colleges and universities discriminate against some applicants […]
UMich caves after DOJ calls speech policies ‘unconstitutional’
(From campusreform.org): By Grace Gottschling The University of Michigan revised its policies to “add additional safeguards for free speech” Monday, the same day that the Department of Justice endorsed a First Amendment lawsuit against the school. UM had repeatedly insisted that both the original lawsuit and the DOJ’s assessment of the case misinterpreted its policies, but […]