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.
Most Americans Dislike Racial Preferences in College Admissions
Not long after the Fisher decision was released, Gallup published an interesting poll on the subject of racial preferences. The remarkable thing about the poll was that it showed widespread opposition to allowing colleges to base admissions decisions on race.
Without Unionization, University of Memphis Gives Adjuncts Large Pay Increase
Arbitrarily raising the compensation for adjuncts to a “living wage” level not only imposes unnecessary costs on other parties, but interferes with the market’s implicit message to prospective professors: “This field is full, so if you want a prosperous career, you’d better look elsewhere.”