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Indiana Teachers Union Opposing Sensible Reform

May 28, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

The Indiana State Teachers Association is opposing a proposal to grant teaching licenses to college graduates with good grades and work experience.

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DOE’s Sexual Harassment Guidelines Not a “Blueprint” for All Colleges

Nov 22, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

A letter from the new head of the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights indicates that the Office may be moving away from its earlier unconstitutional policies on university discipline for sexual harassment.

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Sexual Harassment: The Real Thing

Jun 10, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

This was genuine misconduct, and justice was well served.

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OCR Harassment Guidelines And Campus Policies: The Latest

Apr 25, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The implementation of OCR's campus harassment guidelines unfolds.  Bad gets worse.

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Obama’s Higher-Ed Agenda: A Series by Peter Wood

Apr 10, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

A roundup of the articles in Peter Wood's series "Obama's Higher-Education Agenda"

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One Year Later:  OCR Stonewalls Objections to New Harassment Guidelines

Apr 04, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Despite strong protests from NAS, FIRE and the AAUP,  OCR says nothing about its new harassment requirements

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Proposed Changes in VAWA Could Further Undermine Due Process Rights on Campus

Mar 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

CEI attorney Hans Bader examines the implications of proposed revisions to VAWA

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Better Citizens: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda, Part 4A of 8

Mar 21, 2012 by Peter Wood |

In the fourth installment of his eight-part series, Peter Wood examines the president’s goal of using American higher education to inculcate progressive political values.

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Sexual Harassment Industry Rides Rough at Yale

Jan 30, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts, KC Johnson |

New guidelines from the US Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights stack an already slanted deck even more heavily against the accused.

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US Education Dept. Flunks Statisitics 101

Jan 26, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Preparing a report for possible use in analyzing eligibility for student loans by race, the Department of Education forgot to include African American default data. Mr. Ricketts wonders why.

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Call For Civic Learning

Jan 10, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Mr. Ricketts advocates the study of civics, but his idea of such a course differs from how the a recent DoED report interprets the subject.

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FIRE Sends Open Letter to OCR on Sexual Harassment, NAS Co-Signs

Jan 06, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

We collaborate with FIRE against OCR guidelines that trivialize sexual harassment with severe results to the careers of those frivolously charged.

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NAS Signs Open Letter Asking OCR to Better Define Sexual Harassment

Jan 06, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS joins ten other organizations in requesting the Office for Civil Rights to use the Supreme Court's standard in defining student sexual harassment in higher education.

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The Presidential Candidates’ Higher Ed Policies

Dec 19, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

At the Pope Center, Jenna Ashley Robinson has a helpful roundup of the Republican presidential candidates' stated higher education policies. 

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By the Content of Their Character

Dec 13, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

A summary of where we stand on group-based preferences, what we've done, and where we're going.

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