Hey, Kids – How About Taking Hip Hop Studies?
The professor maintains that “Hip hop is universal – it brings together a lot of diverse people from around the world.” But that could be said about a great many things that shouldn’t be topics of college study, such as soccer or beer or pets.
Thomas Sowell Indicts Our Higher Ed System
If college education leads graduates to support bad public policy, does the resulting harm to our country outweigh the good? That is just how the great economist Thomas Sowell sees it.
Can a Public University Make Students Choose Between Their First Amendment Rights and Graduation?
Just how much college and university administrators want to control what students say lest anyone take offense or feel “harassed” is revealed by a policy adopted at Iowa State University (ISU).
UVA Allows Free Speech — If It’s Consistent with “the School’s Values”
There is just one little problem with the university’s action. It runs afoul of the First Amendment.
How Could It Be Illegal to Offer Free Online Courses?
Some people are deaf, therefore, if a course lacks captions so that spoken material can be read, it violates the ADA. Same if a video doesn’t have enough color contrast, since some people suffer from color blindness.
The University of Chicago’s Support for Free Speech Sparks Opposition
Sadly, the fact that there is so much opposition to the principles of free speech the University of Chicago is trying to uphold tells us that this will be a long, bitter fight.
The Public is Slowly Catching On – Confidence in Higher Education Falling
The public may learn slowly, but it does learn, as we see from recent polling about higher education.
Social Work Professors Start Firestorm by Speaking Truthfully
Proof that our colleges and universities have sunk far into the swamp of political correctness is abundant, but a recent furor at Smith College is impossible to top.
The “Crisis” That Isn’t: Student Debt
A crisis is one of the best opportunities because worried people are apt to fall for weak arguments and let the politicians have their way. Now, to work this way, the crisis doesn’t even have to be real. Here’s an example: the supposed student loan crisis.
Sorry, But I Don’t Agree that Free Community College Is a Good Idea
It’s a bit alarming that such prominent politicians as Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tennessee’s governor Bill Haslam would try to pull the wool over Americans’ eyes with the notion that government can make any good or service free.