“College Students Are Infants And Deserve Zero Free Speech . . . Says Slate”
Posner’s claim that 18-year-olds are actually biologically incapable of handling free speech was expertly dismissed by Foundation for Individual Rights in Education President Greg Lukianoff when he encountered this argument while testifying before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights last year.
Marshall Law: Chief Justice John Marshall v. Obamacare
Marshall is “far more restrained … than the caricature drawn by case book editors and law professors,” whose abridged accounts of Marshall’s opinions “depict him as an activist in the cause of federal power.”
Professors Resist Higher Education Innovation
College and university administrators whose institutions exist to educate—share information with students—believe it’s “critical” to use the greatest system for delivering information ever devised by man, but they’re getting resistance from employees who’d rather cling to the old-fashioned way
Free Speech on Campus (Please Pardon the Oxymoron)
As Thomas Sowell wrote, “If science could cross breed a jelly fish and a parrot, it could create academic administrators.”
Meet the mid-level bureaucrats who impose speech codes on America’s universities
Tensions between civility norms and intellectual norms are not unique to George Mason. . . . The editors of the Chicago Maroon (the student newspaper) upbraided the faculty committee for failing to exempt what it called “hate speech” from the protections offered to speech in general.
War? Gov. Scott Walker Prods Professors To “Start Thinking About Teaching More Classes”
In light of the collegiate-learning crisis, Governor Walker’s proposal offers . . . not only Wisconsin but the nation an opportunity to reaffirm and recommit itself to the proposition that undergraduate teaching and learning—the central aim of public universities—is the mission that matters most.
The landscape of competency-based education: Enrollments, demographics, and affordability
Of the nine CBE programs with available data, 1 in 10 undergraduates are younger than 25, fitting with conventional wisdom. CBE institutions also vary in the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of their students.
How Democrats killed Obama’s college savings plan
“It took a public backlash for the president to realize that taxing college savings plans was a bad idea. But withdrawing the proposal is not enough,” said House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
Six Reasons The Math On Obama’s College Plan Doesn’t Add Up
The states, which have already slashed funding for colleges and universities as they face budget shortfalls and competing priorities, would have to cut other programs to pay for the cost or to raise taxes.
Obama’s Free Community College Plan Is Bad For Poor Americans
President Obama would be much wiser to use his political capital to spur competition and real cost reduction in higher education rather than subsidizing community college tuition.