Curriculum

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Open Letter to Texas Board of Education on College Board’s New History Framework

Sep 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood writes an open letter to the Texas Board of Education, urging action against the new AP U.S. History standards.

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The Coming Wars over Curriculum: A Case Study on Politics, History, and Social Studies…

Sep 10, 2014 by Kevin S. Krahenbuhl |

Dr. Kevin S. Krahenbuhl, Assistant Professor of Education at North Dakota State University, discusses declining curriculum standards and the need for strong core courses.

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What to do With That Major?

Jun 05, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

How often do most students work within their "fields of study," and what sorts of jobs do most students end up having?

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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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Bowdoin’s Double Bogey

Apr 21, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"Bowdoin has a bad conscience. It knows that it has made some wrong turns but it doesn't like hearing that from a stranger."

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The World Citizen on Campus

Mar 14, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The campus Left has found a new way of fostering a soft disdain for the American civic tradition: teaching students to be “citizens of the world.”

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Ecologism: The Campus Cult of Victimhood

Mar 13, 2014 by Stanley Kurtz |

Stanley Kurtz examines how privileged students use the "global warming apocalypse," radical environmentalism, and victimhood to cash in on academia's upside-down market in prestige.

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Mary Grabar Writes About “Food Studies”

Mar 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Mary Grabar writes about the growing popularity of "progressive" Food Studies programs among colleges.

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From Democritus to Disney: ACTA Charts Academic Devolution of Elite Colleges

Feb 06, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The ACTA's examination of America's top-ranked liberal arts colleges reveals a deemphasis on fundamental subjects. 

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A Wolf at the Door of Academe

Dec 09, 2013 by Peter Wood |

With the looming presence of online alternatives and MOOCs, colleges and universities rethink their curricula. Ithaca College's president explains what he is doing to revive the education Ithaca provides.

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Restoring a More Productive College Curriculum

Nov 01, 2013 by Chuck Stetson |

Chuck Stetson outlines a plan for preparing college students for success in work and in life.

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Measuring Core Requirements

Oct 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The more expensive a college is, the less likely it is to have a strong core curriculum, finds the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). 

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Ask a Scholar: What Impact Did Horace Mann Have On American Public Education?

Jul 19, 2013 by Sandra Stotsky |

Professor Sandra Stotsky describes Mann's shaping influence in school reform.

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Common Core State Standards: The Knowledge Curriculum

Jul 18, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses proposals to base K-12 education on knowledge, rather than "skills."

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The Common Core: Better Than the Old Standards

Jul 01, 2013 by Peter Machera |

Peter Machera compares the Common Core State Standards to the "education standards of old."

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