Academic Questions

Fall 2016

Volume 29 Issue 3

October 11, 2016

Grade Inflation in Higher Education: Is the End in Sight?

Michael J. Carter

Carter and Lara examine grade inflation: how widespread is it, and will it continue?

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September 22, 2016

Castro’s Cats: Lessons in Market Economics from the Workers’ Paradise

Mark G. Brennan

Mark G. Brennan relates his observations of a month-long education trip to Cuba where he saw the stultifying hand of Communist ideology on the minds and souls of a population. 

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September 23, 2016

Boston Latin Besmirched

Jeff Zorn

Jeff Zorn reminisces about his own fruitful education experience at the famous Boston Latin School and discusses how recent racial protests are unfair to the school.

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September 9, 2016


September 9, 2016

No Longer Black and White: A Forum on "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Peter Wood, Carol Iannone, Michael Krauss, Mary Grabar, Mark Bauerlein, Duke Pesta, Wight Martindale Jr., Peter Augustine Lawler, John M. Gist, Donald M. Hassler and Colin D. Pearce

Forum contributors discuss To Kill a Mockingbird’s substance and standing in 2016, particularly among American teachers and in light of Lee’s complex, unsettling depiction of Moc......

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September 9, 2016

Honest Talk about Race: Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence

Dan Subotnik

A review of "Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race," by Derald Wing Sue

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