George Leef

Director of Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

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The Collision Between Academic Freedom and Freedom of Contract: the Salaita Case

Aug 27, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef offers his perspective on whether a university should have the freedom to decline to employ those who seem more interested in espousing political beliefs than in teaching.

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The Clery Act: More Campus Safety Or Just a Wasteful Mandate?

Aug 20, 2014 by George Leef |

Top-down controls have been put in place on college campuses to improve campus safety, but these efforts waste resources and do little to solve the problem.

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Group Preferences Based on “Place” vs. Preferences Based on Race

Aug 13, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Professor Sheryll Cashin's recent book, Place, Not Race.

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Minding the Campus’s John Leo Profiled

Aug 11, 2014 by George Leef |

The Week magazine has posted a profile of Minding the Campus's John Leo.

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Assigning Blame for the Degradation of Higher Ed

Aug 08, 2014 by George Leef |

Establishment voices blame critics and innovators for the degradation of higher ed.

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How Higher Ed Fails Students, Especially Leftist Ones

Aug 06, 2014 by George Leef |

At many institutions, professors shortchange students by affirming their existing beliefs, rather than challenging them on the path of "collision with error."

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The Unstoppable Mania

Jul 16, 2014 by George Leef |

Will there ever be enough diversity?

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What Should We Do About Law Schools?

Jul 09, 2014 by George Leef |

Not long ago, law school was a growth industry. Over the past decade, enrollments have plummeted.

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Charitable Gift for Scholarships Leads to Uproar

Jun 18, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef comments on the recent donation of $25 million by the Koch brothers to the United Negro College Fund.

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Classroom Cell Phone Recordings: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Jun 11, 2014 by George Leef |

Should colleges allow students to use cell phones to record lectures?

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Seasoned Debate: Should Education Have a Leftist Bias?

May 29, 2014 by Donald Lazere, George Leef |

Donald Lazere responds to George Leef's review of Why Education Should Have a Leftist Bias.

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The Imaginary STEM Crisis

May 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that America actually doesn't need a huge increase in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology degrees.

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Where do preferential policies stand now?

Apr 30, 2014 by George Leef |

"It is no longer the case that Jim Crow–advantaged whites are being displaced by just-liberated African-Americans. Indeed, it is more and more the case that preferences are used to give an advantage to Latinos over Asian Americans."

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Unpersuasive book argues that higher education should have a leftist bias

Apr 23, 2014 by George Leef |

"It reminds me of Don Quixote. Lazere wants his friends to see how gloriously he jousts with and punctures all those horrible right-wingers. But Cervantes’s novel is entertaining; the pages of this book are pointless and screechy."

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Are young Americans who don’t go to college “penalizing” themselves?

Apr 21, 2014 by George Leef |

College degrees aren't becoming more valuable, but their glut is confining those who don't have them to a shrinking, low-pay sector of the labor market.

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