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.”
U.S. Students at Oxford Find “Shocking Censorship” at UK Universities
Having been students at Oxford University for little more than three months, we have seen numerous examples of shocking censorship on campus. . . . Such a culture of mob-censorship is anathema to the principles upon which Western society has prided itself.
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.
Learning from experience
Just as the 529 tax plan was a misguided proposal, the Common Core testing regime is a train wreck. In 2013, Florida abandoned the consortium designing one of the tests, Tennessee left last year, and Mississippi left in January.
Obama’s Free Community College Plan Is Bad For Poor Americans
President Obama would be much wiser to use his political capital to spur competition and real cost reduction in higher education rather than subsidizing community college tuition.
Selective Outrage at Duke
Too late to spin this, it is but another unforced error for Duke in an attempt so prevalent on many elite campuses to demonstrate their “tolerance.” Tucker Carlson had the best response when he noted that this has nothing to do with tolerance, it is simply a “political editorial.”
Hamilton College Professor: School’s Latest ‘Lie’
Only a system of mendacity would advertise without blush the absence of anything approaching a coherent curriculum at an elite liberal arts college as an adventure in freedom. . . .