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The Politics of Professors - Again

Apr 06, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a piece at yesterday's Inside Higher Education which examines some new research on the ideological orientation of the professoriate. The authors of the study, Neil Gross and his University of British Columbia graduate… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Earth Day Soon to Dawn

Apr 06, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

On April 22, as Nancy Kennon alerts us at Family Security Matters,  students young and older will be guided in discussions or activities about protecting the environment. Parents, young adults and education watchdogs should… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

All Wired Up: Six Questions Technology in the Classroom Raises

Apr 06, 2010 by Jessica Custer |

Does using technology in the classroom advance or hinder the academic pursuit of truth?

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Ravitch Book Review by Peter Wood

Apr 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS president Peter Wood has published a review of Diane Ravitch's new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. The book outlines Ravitch's change of… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Race to the Bottom?

Apr 05, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Massachusetts, where education reformers spent years creating strong academic-content-based standards and high-stakes testing for students and teachers, got zilch in the first round of the Obama administration's Race… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Why We Are Where We Are

Apr 05, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s blog, Standing on My Head -- new to me -- is a find: wise, deep and funny. In “Stupidity and Tyranny,” recently posted and headlined by Winfield Myers, he cautions that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Stay…Just a Little Bit Longer

Apr 05, 2010 by David Clemens |

1:00 p.m.  While students wander in, I fire up my iPhone for some “bumper music.”  Jackson Browne croons “Stay” but Devin asks, “Who did the original?" “Maurice Williams—wrote… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Ratatat, Sissy, Bay State Boom: Obama Whacks K-12 Standards

Apr 05, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Critics say Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards Initiative will make K-12 education worse.

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Intellectual Takeout: Would You Like an Education with Your Degree?

Apr 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS welcomes the emergence of Intellectual Takeout, a one-stop-shop of resources for all those interested in learning about freedom.

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What About Political and Intellectual Oppression?

Apr 01, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week, Jonathan Bean wrote about tunnels of oppression on campus. Here's a firsthand account of one such tunnel by Marc Seelinger, a conservative student at UNC-Chapel Hill. He writes:

Walking down the… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Low Attendance, Inattentiveness, Good Grades

Apr 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a post at Powerline by Paul Miringoff about a curious amalgam of frequent absence, lackadaisical classroom conduct and terrific grades earned by Dartmouth students, as described by his own daughter's bewildering… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Is Our Children Learning?

Apr 01, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A review of Diane Ravitch's new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education.

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Update: Top Ten Books for College Students…Still No Comment

Apr 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Top reading on campus today includes Nightlight, a parody of the bestseller Twilight by Harvard satirists, and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.

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Academic Freedom is Not Tied to Tenure

Mar 31, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Today Peter Wood posted an article explaining how academic freedom should be a privilege for anyone who is committed to the search for truth through rational inquiry and dispassionate and scrupulous use of evidence. That includes… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

New Pope Center Paper Sheds Light on Student “Accommodations”

Mar 31, 2010 by George Leef |

Last week, the Pope Center released its latest paper, in which author Melana Zyla Vickers investigated the shadowy world of mandatory student accommodations for those who have (or at least have documentation saying they have) some… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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