People who read Stanley’s essay would come away believing that the Martin Center is in league with deplorable forces of antidemocratic, nationalistic white supremacists. No doubt he figured that would play well with the great majority of his readers.

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Chronicle Review Smears Great-Books Education As Fascist

By George Leef There are two national publications devoted entirely to higher education. One is Inside Higher Education and the other, the older of the two, is The Chronicle of Higher Education. Mostly, it publishes material in line with the interests of the higher education establishment, although from time to time you find an article […]

Books are still best

On campus, in the media, and in academic literature, there has been a growing concern about the shrinking attention spans of modern Americans. The evidence is everywhere. Facebook ads fly by at record rates. Students ignore their professors’ lectures so they can check their text messages. And the length of news articles has dwindled so […]

Effective Universities Focus On Service

By Walter V. Wendler An effective leader must do everything within his or her power to create a strong organizational culture. Teamwork, knowledge of process, values shared by all workers, a clear understanding of organizational purpose, and a shared goal of attaining that purpose are the foundation for a positive culture according to Edgar Schein, […]

More companies dropping college degree requirement for new hires

(From foxbusiness.com) By Tracee Carrasco No degree? No problem? More and more companies are scrapping college degree requirements for jobs. They’re not saying you shouldn’t seek higher education, but not having a degree won’t be a barrier for you to work in certain jobs at their companies. Some of the 15 big companies saying “no bachelor’s […]

Universities Must Embrace New Strategies If They Hope To Survive

By Walter V. Wendler Funding for higher education is down over 20% in a few decades and continues to decrease. Institutional philanthropy designed to add dimensions of excellence to university life in support of students or simply to sustain steady quality is required. Impact Givers—Philanthropists that work to make measurable change, givers who take pride […]

The Social Justice Movement Is Just Another (Very Profitable) Business

By George Leef Americans who style themselves as social justice advocates view themselves as working to save a huge swath of the population (women and all “people of color”) from the ravages of the white, male, capitalist world. They routinely denounce business for its nasty habit of “putting profit before people.” When those people advocate […]

Think the U.S. Constitution ‘Subverts Democracy’? Think Again

(From forbes.com) By Thomas K. Lindsay For roughly the past fifty years, higher education reformers have been warning about the decline in civic education in this country. National polling consistently shows that Americans, even college graduates, are growing increasingly civically illiterate. A recent survey found that only 36% of respondents can identify the three branches of American government. […]

Yes, There Is A Reproducibility Crisis In The Social Sciences

Since the Enlightenment, advances in science have improved the world in innumerable ways: from Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine to Norman Borlaug’s Green Revolution. Dedicated researchers and technicians have worked tirelessly and sometimes slowly, applying the scientific method to address society’s most pressing problems. Such advances require careful attention to detail and application of the scientific […]

Ultimately, the single greatest impediment to finishing college is a lack of discipline.

By Walter V. Wendler In Texas 52.2% of the college students initially enrolled in 2009 had graduated with a bachelor’s degree by the year 2015, according to the most recent data available at the   National Center for Higher Education Management Systems Information Center. I bet 100% of those enrollees intended to graduate when they signed […]

West Texas A&M President Offers Solid, Post-Graduation Counsel To His Students

West Texas A&M University had its summer graduation last week, as did many universities around the nation. People are always willing to give advice to recent graduates, and I am no exception. Hold on to your hat. Don’t delay paying off student loans. Three of four graduates have educational debt and repayment should begin the […]