Sociology Prof: “Don’t Study Economics – It Makes You a Bad Person!”
Because economics discourages the drawing of conclusions based on emotion and emphasizes the need to fully consider the results of action — the opportunity costs and the unintended consequences — it makes the student less inclined to fall head over heels for leftist panaceas such as the minimum wage, “free” medical care, and so forth.
Higher Ed and Indiana: Double Freedom Violation?
Regrettably, at least one college president has taken the liberty-curbing even further than opposing Indiana’s law, forbidding employees of his college to use institutional money – much of which comes from taxpayers – to do business in Indiana.
60 California profs ‘unequivocally’ endorse American flag ban
Richard Pham, a senior majoring in History, told Campus Reform he was appalled to learn that UC Irvine professors supported the actions of the student council. “What troubles me about the flag ban is that it restricts free speech,” Pham said.
Students Are Literally ‘Hiding from Scary Ideas,’ Or Why My Mom’s Nursery School Is Edgier Than College
As their students mature, my mother and her co-workers encourage the children to forego high chairs and upgrade from diapers to “big kid” toilets. If only American college administrators and professors did the same with their students.
The Death of Free Speech on College Campuses
One of the truly delightful things about college is that it allows earnest young people to try out all sorts of ridiculous ideas without causing much lasting harm. After graduation, most will grow up and learn how to laugh at their prior selves.
Death Spiral or Not, Law Schools Won’t Change
“Law schools are run by the faculty for the faculty,” she says. Quite so. And legal scholarship – all those law review articles that professors slave over, leaving them little time for students? She writes, “The value of legal scholarship, which is rarely read, has its skeptics, among them Chief Justice John Roberts.”
In The Matter of Sweet Briar College
There is an amazing failure of imagination here—rooted in the institutional liberalism pervasive in higher ed—and a terrific opportunity for an educational entrepreneur.
Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official
Free online courses won’t revolutionize education until there is a parallel system of free or low-fee credentials, not controlled by traditional colleges, that leads to jobs. Now technological innovators are working on that, too.
Governor Abbott’s Higher-Education Agenda
The dedication of funding for attracting top researchers is a good idea that seems compatible with the ETF mission, and I would allocate even more than the 50% the Governor proposes, possibly all of it.
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.