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Scientists Turned Political Propagandists

Nov 24, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

I've noted that financial gain surely figured in the motivation of the scientists who appear to have conspired to suppress climate data. But of course there is also this possible motive, suggested in an historically… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

They Blinded Us With Science

Nov 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

This is a guest article from Alex Berezow, a Ph.D. candidate in microbiology at the University of Washington. The opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the official position of the National Association… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Mandatory Re-education for MN Teacher-Candidates?

Nov 24, 2009 by Michael Krauss |

Here's a nice discussion of a proposal from the University of Minnesota's College of Education that aspiring teachers there must repudiate the notion of "the American Dream" in order to obtain the recommendation for licensure… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The APA Discriminates

Nov 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

The APA intended to end one form of discrimination, but they have begun another.

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National Security Threatened by Devotion to Diversity

Nov 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

We know the diversity doctrine harms the quality of higher education, but did you know that it threatens our national security?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2009 by Peter Wood |

A New Jersey school teacher says there is "no conclusive evidence that the first Thanksgiving happened."

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New AQ: Academic Revisionisms

Nov 24, 2009 by Peter Wood |

The best issue ever of Academic Questions (vol. 22, no. 4) is hot off the press and in the mail to our members. The National Association of Scholars is revising itself too. Now is the moment to join us.

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Tolerance and Terrorism at Queens College

Nov 23, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Jeff Wiesenfeld, trustee of the City University of New York, has written a letter to the New York Post concerning an alleged terrorist's appearing as a speaker at Queens College (h/t Sharad Karkhanis).  The PostContinue Reading | 5 Comments >

Dispositions Back in the News

Nov 23, 2009 by King Banaian |

Katherine Kersten brings back an old topic on this blog: dispositions theory in education. There's a new design of teacher education at the University of Minnesota, she says:

The initiative is premised, in… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

SLO Challenge Goes to PERB

Nov 23, 2009 by David Clemens |

The November-December issue of CCA Advocate contains a front page story on how Lassen Community College is challenging Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) with the California Public Employment Relations Board:

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Climate Conspiracy: U.K., U.S. “ClimateGates”

Nov 23, 2009 by Jonathan Bean |

My friends at NAS.org have posted on the “Climate Conspiracy” that broke when hackers revealed global warming scientists had apparently manipulated data, organized attacks on skeptics, and much more. Surprise, surprise.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

WaPo Story on Job Market for Recent Grads

Nov 23, 2009 by Ken Daniszewski |

In case you missed it, there was a remarkable story by Eli Saslow in yesterday's Washington Post about the terrible job market facing recent college grads. Saslow's article illustrates the problem as it effects… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Global Warming Debate, Peer Review and University Science

Nov 23, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Dr. Tim Ball has written an article in the November 21 Canada Free Press in which he calls leading climatologists "frauds."  He bases this  on computer-based information obtained by someone who hacked into the East Anglia… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

The Spirit That Makes a College

Nov 23, 2009 by Ken Daniszewski |

Given the problems facing higher education today, this speech on the purpose of college delivered by Justice Wendell Phillips Stafford at the Sesqui-Centennial of Dartmouth College in 1919 seems as timely as ever. Here is an excerpt:

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Update on Hacker’s Release of Files Suggesting Academic Global Warming Conspiracy

Nov 23, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

Many professors in the humanities and social sciences have been taking heat for years about the quality and integrity - in particular, the tendentiousness - of their research and teaching. But, now, along comes the worldwide… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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