Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Asians In The Ivy League, Or Not

May 26, 2015 by John Rosenberg

Today's college admission process tells students that race matters more than hard work.

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Prince Ea Is Sorry. Me Too.

May 26, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Prince Ea's "Dear Future Generations" video is moving, but it neglects some important facts.

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Diminishing Returns

May 25, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Divestment activism has failed. Universities are learning that sanctions rarely accomplish anything.

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Social Injustices: Closing Corinthian, Coring College

May 22, 2015 by Peter Wood

Elites claim their education reforms benefit the poor. But the closing of Corinthian Colleges and higher education's adjustment to Common Core do more harm than good.

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NAS’s Ashley Thorne in WSJ Letter: “Bring Back Civics Learning”

May 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne

America used to think civics education was crucial to their citizenship. Now it is either avoided or a chore.

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President Obama, Not Green Enough for the Hardcore Greens

May 20, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

It doesn't take much to be accused of being a climate change "denier." You don't even have to deny climate change.

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The Future of College

May 20, 2015 by Peter Wood

Peter Wood reviews Kevin Carey's The End of College and concludes that it is the best argument that the future of college is online.

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The Paradox of Multiculturalism: Part II

May 20, 2015 by Joshua Daniel Phillips

Censorship always harms rigorous debate. Let unpopular ideas stand or fall on their own merits.

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The Ivies: New Quotas?

May 19, 2015 by John Rosenberg

Affirmative action has led to the underrepresentation of Asians and native-born whites.

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Environmentalists vs. Babies

May 18, 2015 by NAS

Ashley Thorne wrote for World Magazine on environmentalism's anti-reproductive attitude.

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Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

May 15, 2015 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter.

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The Court Should Finish What It Started in the Fisher Case

May 15, 2015 by Joshua P. Thompson, Roger Clegg

Roger Clegg argues that the Supreme Court should again review the Fisher v. University of Texas case.

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Academic Social Science and Postmodernism

May 14, 2015 by William H. Young

William Young examines the influence of postmodernism on the social sciences.

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Brainwashed at Bowdoin: Anti-Israeli Boycotters Miss a Teachable Moment

May 11, 2015 by William A. Jacobson

Bowdoin's boycott of Israel failed, but anti-Israel protesters count it as a win.

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A Setback for BDS

May 11, 2015 by Peter Wood

Students at Bowdoin College show concern for academic freedom by voting against an anti-Israel BDS movement.

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