Industrial relations: another academic field captured by ideology
Bruce Kaufman, a professor at Georgia State University, describes in his book The Origins and Evolution of the Field of Industrial Relations how IR [Industrial Relations] devolved into politically correct rigidity.
Americans are having more trouble paying off their student debt than their houses
It wasn’t always like this. Student loans were the smallest form of household debt until 2009, the Fed data shows.
Texas Looks to Lift College Grading Standards
At the deepest level, grade inflation is a moral issue. Why? Because it deceives students. How? One of the fundamental truths of existence, concurred in by all the world’s major religions and philosophers, is that life is difficult. . . . But grade inflation teaches our students exactly the opposite lesson.
America’s Law School Cartel
Like it or not, law schools face real business challenges. Demand has declined every year since 2010—not just a little but by nearly 40 percent. The same number of law schools have 33,000 fewer prospective customers than they had five years ago.
“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.