Madam Secretary DeVos, Tear Down These Regional Higher-Ed Accreditors
Since 1952, accreditation by a federally recognized accreditor has been required for a school to qualify to receive student aid funds. But does the accreditation process serve students, parents, employers, and taxpayers?
Mitch Daniels And The Purdue Miracle: Lessons For The Rest Of Us
Daniels assumed the Purdue presidency in 2013. In his quest to make college more affordable, he wasted no time.
MOOCs Reborn: Online Education’s Student-Friendly Makeover Promises Better Results
A number of MOOCs have increased course completion through seeking to ameliorate the “loneliness”—that is, the social isolation—of the long-distance learner.
Is the Constitution as Racist as the Flag and Anthem That Celebrate It?
To fill the vacuum created by our universities, let us consider the arguments on race, slavery, and the Constitution presented by three giants in American history: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
America The Distrustful: Bureaucratization, Cynicism, and Despotism
History suggests that, when citizens come to deeply distrust their country’s institutions, the cancer of political degeneration may be taking hold.
Sagging Enrollments, Faculty Inertia, and GOP Backlash Yield Gloomy Financial Forecasts For Colleges
For the past seven years, Gallup, commissioned by Inside Higher Ed, has polled the opinions of the country’s college and university business officers. This year’s results are out.
A Roadmap for Defending Free Speech: After Backlash, SMU Restores 9/11 Memorial
A few days after the governor sent his admonition, SMU announced that it had reversed its prior decision, and would now restore the 9/11 Memorial and “all displays to the traditional location on the lawn.”
Our College Campuses Are Guilt-Tripping Down The Road To Despotism
Although some of the PC/SJW-indoctrinated students will doubtless come to embody timidity, their turning to violence is just as likely a result.
Joseph Stalin, And Why Universities Aim to ‘Rewrite the Soul’ of Engineering Education
Remarking on the relation between education and politics, Joseph Stalin observed that “the writer is the engineer of the human soul.” In Stalinist fashion, today’s campuses are endeavoring to rewrite the souls of engineers.
Draining The Higher-Ed Swamp: The Case For Closing Evergreen State College
Are taxpayers required to subsidize the destruction of their country and way of life?