Continuity Versus Change: The Presidential Campaign’s Dueling Higher-Education Reform Proposals
The two platforms largely stand as continuity versus change. How voters might react to these competing visions depends on whether they are satisfied, or not, with the decades-long growth of federal involvement in higher education.
Is There A Future For Freedom? Our Universities Will Decide
We have now reached the critical point in this country where serious minds of all political stripes worry over the future of constitutional democracy in America.
Will The University Of Chicago Shake Up The World Once Again?
The U of C appears intent on shaking up the world once more. But this time it aims not at a particular intellectual discovery but rather at preserving the very conditions of discovery itself: the freedom of the mind.
Florida art prof penalizes students for saying ‘melting pot’
Students enrolled in Art Appreciation at the University of Florida risk losing credit on assignments if they use the phrase “melting pot” in class.
Report: The College Board Dumps Historical Accuracy, Embraces Ideology
APEH’s treatment of European history is so twisted that one cannot help but wonder whether its authors wished there had been no United States, at least as it was originally founded. Not only does APEH teach history badly, it seems unable or unwilling to justify its own existence.
Scapegoat or Scandal? When Universities Suffer “Bad Press”
According to a new study from the Harvard Business School, “The Impact of Campus Scandals on College Applications,” by Michael Luca, Patrick Rooney, and Jonathan Smith, “Scandals with a high level of media coverage significantly reduce applications.” What can universities do about it?
Is the Declaration of Independence Based on a Lie?
If we hope to preserve liberty as well as equality, we should take seriously Lincoln’s admonition and restore required study of the Declaration and Constitution at all levels of schooling—not simply in Louisiana, but nationwide.
Texas College: “Judge — and Fund — Us by Our Results”
The Texas Legislature’s decision to base TSTC’s funding upon the earnings of graduates liberated the school. It opened the door for TSTC to employ innovative instructional models, realize efficiencies, and create better operational alignment with the final desired results—student success.
‘Teaching For Social Justice’ Spurs Campus Censorship
While perusing these academic papers can give rise to laughter, this is no occasion for mirth. These studies arise out of an intellectual matrix whose overarching goal is deadly serious—the complete dismantling of the existing social order.
The U.S. Constitution: An Illegal Document?
[O]ther critics of a convention of states believe their runaway-convention forecast is vindicated by the past: The 1787 Convention, some argue, itself was a runaway convention. If the Founders could not prevent this then, how can we expect today’s politicians to do so now?