Happy New Year! Time to Get to Work on Higher Ed Reform
Happy New Year! It’s time to get serious about rising costs and sinking performance at the places young people go to get their minds — or whatever — trained and shaped up. There’s plenty to do before it’s January 1 again.
If the Web Is an Unreliable Source of Political Information, Where Should Students Look?
“Many people,” says Sam Wineburg, of the Stanford History Education Group, “assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally perceptive about what they find there. Our work shows the opposite to be true.”
It’s Your Money: New Assistance to Help College Donors Keep Schools Accountable
“Even major donations are sometimes re-purposed in ways that fail to respect the donor’s original intent.” Which is bad business – academically and culturally; the sort of thing that happens without there being much to do about it.
The Movement for “Free” College Seems Doomed, If Not Already Dead
Dead, dead, dead seems the idea of federal subsidized tuition: which frees colleges and universities – and the states that operate them – to devise remedies of their own, away from the helpful stare of the federal education establishment. Things might have turned out worse.
Free Speech vs Campus Orthodoxy
The troubling point here isn’t what UT has decided about guns or admissions policy. The troubling point is the university’s selective disdain for positions offensive to its idea-czars, never mind those free speech rights we once hailed as quintessentially American.
“Diversity”? –Asian-American student with perfect SAT score sues Harvard for being denied admission
Asian-Americans, though identifiable as a non-white ethnic group, are out of luck at Harvard. Too many of them are too qualified.
How the Political Class Fails American Higher Eduation
Hillary Clinton, making a $225,000 speech at a University of Nevada-Las Vegas fundraiser, didn’t precisely say how she hopes the problem of tuition costs can be addressed.
Open chair position at Rutgers: Independent thinkers need not apply
Can’t wait to find out what intellectual breakthroughs the new “Gloria Steinem Chair” at Rutgers University will produce. Or can’t we figure it out?
Forget “Character”: Today’s NCAA Is All About The Money
Ex-UCLA basketballer Ed O’Bannon and 19 others won a big one in U. S. District Court — a ruling saying antitrust law takes precedence over the NCAA’s alleged commitment to a policy of amateurism in sports.
The Destructive Myth that “All Should Go to College”
While the world (or, anyway, a vacationing American populace) was gaga over Starbucks’ offer to subsidize college tuition for employees, over at Forbes magazine, writer Joseph Thorndike was calling for the abolition of tax breaks for college. Because he hates college students? Au contraire. Thorndike reinforces criticism of the Big Government doctrine that the […]