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On the Problem of Student Mismatching

Feb 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Students are choosing universities for which they are underqualified, opting for "party schools" over more prestigious universities. The market of education allows for customers to pick and choose as they wish.

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Students Sue over Discriminatory Funding at the University of Michigan

Jan 16, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The University of Michigan backed a student group lobbying for affirmative action, while denying another group funding for a speaker who argued against racial preferences.

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The New School’s New Wail: A Visit to Campus Sustainability Day

Oct 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

At a sustainability festival at The New School, students complacently accepted pseudo-scientific claims and the nationwide campaign to divest holdings from oil companies. 

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A Profession at Risk: Teaching Humans in the New Millennium

Jun 28, 2013 by David Clemens |

David Clemens reviews a new collection of essays and asks, "What is real education, and why does it need defending?"

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Too Cool for School

Jun 21, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

Unschooling is popular, but should it be?

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What if the Best College for You is UnCollege?

Apr 24, 2013 by George Leef |

Dale Stephens answers ten questions about his new book Hacking Your Education.

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College Hurts Productivity!

Jan 04, 2013 by George Leef |

Robert Weissberg contends that for many students, college just delays the time when they'll have to drop the slovenly habits they've acquired through years in the soft and undemanding world of America's education system.

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The Mind of Students

Dec 31, 2012 by Will Fitzhugh |

Students' minds are the main engines of academic work; we should try to learn what's going on inside them, argues Will Fitzhugh.

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Getting It Right On Campus

Dec 04, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

A new sociological survey explores the world of undergraduate conservatives in the contemporary academy.

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Ahmadine-jabbing American Students

Nov 28, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Central Connecticut State University took its students to New York to dine with the dictator.

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The “Write” Stuff

Nov 01, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

Employers continue to hire - and complain about - college graduates who can't write well.

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Leaving the Land of Digital Natives

May 29, 2012 by Camilo Jiménez, Will H. Corral |

Journalist and editor Camilo Jimenéz explains that he resigned from teaching because the vast majority of his privileged, private school-educated students could not compose a single error-free paragraph properly summarizing… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

They’re Not Unteachable

May 23, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

It's more difficult, but certainly not impossible, to teach today's college students.

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For Students: Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars

May 08, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

This summer the Independent Institute is offering San Francisco Bay-area seminars for high school and college students where they can learn from top scholars about individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Decline of Literate Thought

Mar 26, 2012 by David Solway |

Recalling an evening in Casablanca where he met students "in love with learning," David Solway considers the contrast between them and today's American college students who have little enthusiasm for intellectual growth.

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