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The Left, Pro-Educational Choice?

Mar 22, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Now here's a novel insight: Greg Forster, a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, in making the case that school vouchers deliver substantially more educational improvement than charters, argues:

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More on the Political Correctness Front at the UA

Mar 22, 2010 by Daniel Asia |

The Arizona Association of Scholars will be hosting a talk by Robert Maranto on “The Politically Correct University” (his most recent book) next week at the University of Arizona. I have been busy sending out emails… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

A Half-Dozen Push-Backs for Faculty Hiring Committee Meetings

Mar 22, 2010 by Roger Clegg |

Tips for standing up against "diversity" hiring.

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The Diversity Mania Marches On

Mar 19, 2010 by George Leef |

I recently learned that students at UNC-Chapel Hill can become certified "Diversity Advocates." Today's Pope Center piece is about that program. What I discovered was that Chapel Hill's "diversity training" is much like… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Monopoly to Marketplace: Diversifying Higher Ed from Inside and Out

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS is uniquely positioned to influence higher education for the good. As a non-profit organization, we are outside academia, free of its entanglements and able to provide a detached point of view. As a membership association,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Inviting Intellectual Vice In

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Our universities should be cultivating intellectual virtue, writes Peter Berkowitz, but instead they are making intellectual corruption easy.

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Since When is “Liberal” a Code Word for the Right Wing?

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The Wall Street Journal picks up the Shimer College story, in which faculty complain that "liberty" and "liberal" are "code words for the right wing."

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O’Malley v. Karkhanis Settles

Mar 18, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Sharad Karkhanis writes a satirical newsletter, Patriot Returns, that he e-mails to 13,000 faculty and staff of the City University of New York.  His sarcasm can be biting. Susan O'Malley, until her recent retirement one… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Higher Ed Transparency: Through a Glass Darkly?

Mar 18, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Are colleges and universities providing misleading information to the public? Are the two public online databases (U-CAN and VSA) to which they voluntarily submit their performance data "either inadequate or deliberately… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Arab Scholars Speak

Mar 18, 2010 by Peter Wood |

An Atlanta conference of the Institute for American Values gathers Middle Eastern intellectuals at the launch of the online journal IjtihadReason.

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Duncan Donuts

Mar 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan insists that “a college degree is still absolutely worth it.” Is he right?

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Newsletter from BAMN…No Comment

Mar 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The thuggish group calling itself the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) is trying to take down Proposition 209, which bans racial preferences… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Reminiscences of Columbia, 1968

Mar 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Recently, we took note of a story in the Chronicle of Higher Education which offered a retrospective from a professor whose office had been sacked and his research papers burned by student radicals at Columbia University… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Education Professors Let the Mask Slip

Mar 17, 2010 by George Leef |

Education school professors want us to think that they're experts who only have the best interests of students at heart. No doubt some do, but many are radicals who believe that good teaching means shaping the ideas and beliefs… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Government Higher Ed Takeover Looms, NAS Reports

Mar 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Federal control of the student loan industry could mean serious unintended consequences for the university.

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