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?
An Online Education Game Changer
PaGamO takes online math learning to a new level: It has turned math homework into “games”; that is, into competitive social interactions, and this with the view to increasing the pleasure of math homework for students, young and not-so-young.
Higher Ed Group To Taxpayers: You’re Selfish And Should Give Us Still More Of Your Paychecks
Will the state-funding-cuts myth continue to carry the day, simultaneously browbeating allegedly “stingy” state legislators and hornswoggling the cash-strapped taxpayers these legislators represent?
When Slogans Replace Arguments
Catchphrases like “microaggression” and “cultural appropriation” are even more insidious because their sonic allure encourages people to substitute them for thought. However, euphony and placard-readiness are not argument.
One More Reason For Campus Protests: Students With Little Homework, Lots Of Time On Their Hands
The most plausible explanation for these findings, we conclude, is that standards have fallen at postsecondary institutions in the United States.
American Apartheid: ‘Identity Politics’ on College Campuses
Tolerance-seeking relativism is doubtless well-intentioned but radically defective. Recognizing its defects helps us better understand the rising racial separatism on our campuses.