In Case You Doubt that Leftist Academics Have Closed Minds
In fields where many of the senior academics hold very strong political opinions, they use their dominance to keep “undesirable” questions from even being asked. Instead of acting like scholars who want to encourage the pursuit of truth, they act like ancient clerics who are intent on protecting their belief system.
A Setback for the Faculty Unionization Movement
What Professor Satre sees as her “loss” is other people’s freedom to say “no.” Her colleagues will be free to avoid any entanglement with a union they may not want and the school administrators will remain free to decide with whom to negotiate.
The Troubling Erosion of Support for Free Speech on Campus
Do they not see that, as Justice Louis Brandeis put it, the cure for bad speech is not censorship, but more speech? No, they do not.
A Nearsighted Visionary
Many people whose college degrees are of the occupational sort that Roth looks down upon nevertheless become upstanding citizens who are “lifelong learners.” Conversely, some who earned degrees at schools with shining liberal education curricula turn into the worst sort of authoritarian planners.
Will “Strict Scrutiny” by the Court Stop Racial Preferences?
We won’t know until next spring how the Court will rule in Fisher II, but the best guess is that it will find some “middle ground” – that is, leaving university officials to continue playing social engineer, but with some new restriction. What is certain, however, is that this issue will not go away.
Suppose a Student Is Looking for Colleges with Intellectual Diversity
For all the rhetoric we hear about how student body diversity is so important to improving the educational environment on a campus, you’d think that colleges would make at least some effort at getting an intellectually diverse faculty.
Education Department’s Regulatory Gimmicks Can’t Change Reality: Many Students Aren’t Interested
America’s national obsession with raising our “educational attainment” level leads politicians and bureaucrats to focus on the silliest of things. Lately, that has been college accreditation.
Campus Turmoil Will Accelerate Beneficial Higher Ed Change
The erosion of support for traditional higher education will accelerate trends already at work. Here are the most important ones.
The Delusionary “Public Service Loan Forgiveness” Program
We either all deserve a special 10-year loan forgiveness program, or none of us do.
America’s “Weakest Link” – Schools of Education
“The problem in American education is not dumb teachers. The problem is dumb teacher training.”