Remarkably Low Literacy Among New York’s Prospective Teachers
As long as public school officials are required to hire only prospective teachers who have gone through the education school mill, we – that is, the hapless children who desperately need academically-minded teachers — will continue to suffer from classroom mediocrities.
How to Deal with Student Debt?
It never occurs to Ross or people like him that the problem of students who have amassed too much debt is entirely the result of government meddling.
Will ‘Socioeconomic Diversity’ Be the Next Campus Wave?
Each student is unique, diverse in many ways from every other student. Colleges will still be plenty “diverse” if they just admit students who have the right academic attributes.
Magical Thinking: Tax the Rich More and America’s “Education Gap” Will Disappear
The reason why many don’t take advantage of inexpensive options for post-secondary education is that many young Americans are woefully unprepared for and completely uninterested in further education.
Leisure studies: an academic field based on a utopian mistake?
A recent Chronicle Review article, The Labors of Leisure, sheds some light on this strange-sounding, perhaps oxymoronic field. And it leads me to conclude that it is based on a misunderstanding about what the future holds.
Should the UNC Lose Accreditation – and Would That Even Matter?
The story of the year in higher education – and maybe of the decade – is the scandal at the University of North Carolina.
College Graduation Rate Data are Flawed, but Do We Need that Information?
People who are intent on planning and controlling social phenomena are almost always great advocates of data.
What’s Ludicrous is Spending Huge Amounts on Mere Credentials
The battle between those who continue to proclaim that college is a good investment and those of us who argue that, for many young Americans, it is nothing of the sort, rages on.
How ‘Gentle’ Repayment Terms for Student Loans Hurt Everybody
It’s just inevitable – any time the government decides to be generous with taxpayer money, interest groups will start scheming for ways to maximize their take, and politicians will start scheming to get the most political advantage they can from it.
Free Speech Recedes So Everyone Can Feel “Safe and Respected”
Top college administrators have a difficult job. They have to pay lip service to ideals they are supposed to care about, while they do the opposite, acting in ways that conflict with those ideals. One example is academic standards. College presidents always say that they’re devoted to academic excellence, when in fact they often sacrifice […]