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Michelle Malkin on Zinn and ‘Social Justice’ Education

Dec 18, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

This week in Frontpage Magazine Michelle Malkin has an article, "Hollywood and Howard Zinn's Marxist Education Project." Here's an excerpt:

Zinn’s objective is not to impart knowledge, but… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Arne Duncan on Student Lending

Dec 18, 2009 by George Leef |

In today's Wall Street Journal, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan contributes a piece entitled "Banks Don't Belong in the Student Loan Business." What he opposes is federally subsidized bank loans and I'm with him… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Do We Need Class-Based Affirmative Action?

Dec 18, 2009 by George Leef |

I was recently asked to respond to that question for The Chronicle Review, prompted by a recent study finding that many college students who drop out say that the reason they did so was too much pressure to work to earn money.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Continuing Rot at Duke University

Dec 18, 2009 by Michael Krauss |

Herewith a link to the most recent posting by the excellent legal journalist Stuart Taylor.  In a book co-authored with K.C. Johnson, Taylor had chronicled in detail the enormous travesty of justice at Duke when a black stripper… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Heart of Darkness

Dec 18, 2009 by David Clemens |

Teaching Introduction to Literature, I see a curious new phenomenon:  more and more students complain, bitterly, about how dark the readings are.  I’m not sure what this new critical… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Virginia Tech Reasserts ‘Diversity’ Folly: Part 1

Dec 18, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Virginia Tech is campaigning to impose a comprehensive regime focused on “diversity" - an ossified doctrine of antipathy towards the American social order.

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He’s Our Lex Icon

Dec 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Anu Garg, founder of Wordsmith.org and the beloved A.Word.A.Day, graciously agreed to an interview with us for NAS.org. His passion for good words is infectious, and his creativity delightful. Enjoy! "Words are like air—they… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Education is Always Political?

Dec 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Inside Higher Ed's Getting to Green blogger says, "The truth of the matter is that education is always a political act." Do you agree? [polldaddy poll=2395418]

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Are We Stuck with the Politically Correct University?

Dec 16, 2009 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review the new AEI book The Politically Correct University. I recommend the book highly. It provides an excellent analysis of the problem of ideological imbalance and politicization… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Hetero Huh?

Dec 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

What is 'heteronormativity' anyway?

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Penn State Seeks “A Rapid Shift in Mindset” Toward Sustainability

Dec 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Should sustainability be a "defining feature" of higher education? I examine the sustaina-zeal at Penn State U in a recent NAS.org article. It sounds as if sustainabullies are ready to invade every aspect of the university.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

News Flash:  Google Allows Full Search Function for Climategate

Dec 15, 2009 by Glenn Ricketts |

I'm happy to report that Google is now allowing its suggestion function to accomodate searches for Climategate. Recall that I posted last week in reference to the very strange absence of this search tool, on a subject which… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Pas Possible: Discrimination - Against Girls?

Dec 15, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

Kudos to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for raising an issue that the higher education establishment would rather keep buried. The commission's latest inquiry involves suspected gender discrimination on campuses,… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

The Philomath Speaks: An Interview with Anu Garg

Dec 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

"Words are like air — they are all around us even though we can't see them, and they are just as essential," says Anu Garg, creator of Wordsmith.org.

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Guided by a Red Star: Ed Schools Bring Frankincense to the Cradle of Marxism

Dec 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A journal of Marxism and critical pedagogy erodes the distinction between classrooms and class struggle.

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