The Closing of the American Mind: 30 Years Ago
No one, least of all Bloom himself, expected it to attract much attention. But that it did – and more. For it became a phenomenon. In fact, for nearly a year, it was the talk of the land, and it sold like hotcakes. Bloom, who had always lived beyond his means, soon found it almost impossible to do so.
At Texas State Technical College, the Job Market Helps Determine What Is Taught
The success of TSTC and TSTC graduates reminds those of us who follow higher education that market-based reforms can be introduced, and succeed, anywhere, not just at for-profit institutions.
How to Stop Complaining and Start Fixing America’s Higher Education Crisis
The most striking thing about fixing American higher education is that the direct costs look surprisingly small. The major obstacles are political, not financial.
Trump Is Right to Highlight Apprenticeships Instead of College
President Trump wants Americans to expand apprenticeships nationwide to draw people back into the workforce. It’s a worthy goal, especially if it means fewer college students.
Conservative Voices and Views Are Being Silenced
“American universities seem committed to every kind of diversity except intellectual diversity. Conservative voices and views are being silenced entirely.” — Fareed Zakaria
Year Of The Shout-down: Worse Than You Think For Campus Free Speech
Shout-downs are not being disciplined. Universities regularly move to calm public outrage with vague promises of action against disruptors. Yet rarely is anything done. I know of no single instance of serious discipline for any of this year’s many shout-downs.
“For Want of A Degree”: Free speech “victor” denied master’s degree he earned. Can your college or university help?
Nine years after DeJohn v. Temple University, disabled combat veteran Christian DeJohn is still burdened by the weight of a profound, unresolved loss: the master’s degree he rightfully earned, but never got.
Allan Bloom’s University and Mine: From Racial Intimidation to Trigger Warnings
As it happens, I was enrolled in that seminar, and the events that took place at Cornell that spring were as seminal for me as they were for Bloom.
Universities, Free Speech, and the Rise of the Spit-Viper Left
Disruptions and attacks come almost entirely from an emergent Spit-Viper Left, drawn from a motley collection of campus grievance groups that are angry, uninformed, anti-intellectual and uniformly illiberal in their attitudes and beliefs.
The Cowards of Academia
A handful of academics at a handful of universities have signed statements on behalf of allowing “diverse” views to be heard at the university. These statements are worthless.