How PIRG Scams Student Fees for Political Action
In a fair world, PIRGs would have to seek donations from students and others who want to contribute to it. We don’t, however, have a fair world, and these activist groups have taken full advantage to make off with a lot of money from students who were never asked.
A Judge Who Foresaw How Affirmative Action Would Change the Curriculum
Fleming argued that the new admission policy “will serve to perpetuate the very ideas and prejudices it is designed to combat.
Want to Make College Campuses Truly “Safe Spaces?” Allow Campus Carry
College campuses should be safe in the real sense – places where violence is not going to happen. Toward that end, it is worth contemplating the effects of allowing individuals who have permits to carry firearms to bring guns to campus.
Grades Just Keep on Inflating; Why Does It Matter?
Dishonest grading from professors is as bad as dishonest health reports from doctors who just want their patients to feel happy would be. The truth may be unpleasant, but it’s better to know it than to live in blissful ignorance.
While You Were Sleeping: Higher Education’s New Nightmare
If an American college president had gone into a Rip Van Winkle slumber fifty years ago and awoke today, he’d be amazed at the changes.
Instead of Disinviting Charles Murray, Virginia Tech’s President Does Something Even Worse
Instead of disinviting Murray, Virginia Tech president Tim Sands did something that was arguably worse — denouncing him in inflammatory language.
Another Diversion from Focusing on Excellence in Higher Ed
The millions of Americans who are coming to believe that higher education is too costly for the questionable educational benefits students get aren’t going to change their minds just because some students and faculty members put in more hours helping in cities.
What If Federal Regulations for Colleges Are Themselves Illegal?
We’ve created a serious problem by allowing federal bureaucrats to dictate education policies nationwide, K-12 through college. Many rules that appeal to ideologically zealous regulators would never be adopted by school and college officials.
Discrimination Then and Discrimination Now
MIT’s dean of admissions said of a Korean applicant, “It’s possible he looked like a thousand other Korean kids…that he wasn’t interesting enough to surface to the top and was yet another textureless math grind.” I guess stereotyping is bad unless you do it to someone in a group you can safely ignore.
Elite College Administrators Dabble in Social Engineering
Excellent students who devote their spare time to, oh, mastering the cello or playing competitive chess or trying to start a business had better change their priorities if they want a shot at any of the elite universities.