Aug 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
A new book is a useful "roadmap for parents on how to steer clear of the worst of [college campuses]."
Aug 09, 2010 by Christina Jeffrey |
Christina Jeffrey argues that neither of the main political parties foster the serious study of the Constitution and the American Founding, and that the “Tea Party” movement offers a constructive alternative.
Aug 06, 2010 by George Leef |
Today's Pope Center piece is the second part of my critique of the recent paper from the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce. It focuses on the prevalent notion that much of the labor force in the future will…
Aug 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
Sandra Stotsky has some doubts about the plans of two well-funded advocacy organizations to develop new high school exams and exam-based preparation.
Aug 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Jason Fertig, Peter Wood |
Looking for awkward moments at freshman orientation this fall? Pick an identity: “The 60s Rabble Rouser,” “The Tolerance Enforcer,” “The Eco-Enthusiast,” “The Party-Don’t-Start-Till-I-Walk-In…
Aug 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
"Hippocratic oaths" for higher education include "I will dare to know," "I will be open-minded," and "I will be transparent."
Aug 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
Then ask a scholar! “Ask a Scholar” matches readers’ questions to scholars who have the answers. Submit questions by email or via Intellectual Takeout's Ask the Professor feature.…
Aug 04, 2010 by George Leef |
The paper in question is the latest from the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce and the case, naturally, is that America needs to get lots more people through college or else the economy will suffer from a shortage…
Aug 04, 2010 by Candace de Russy |
Stephen Schwartz demolishes the claim by Georgetown Professor John L. Esposito that criticism of the mosque project amounts to "Islam-bashing charges leveled with no concrete evidence by pundits and politicians." Esposito,…
Aug 04, 2010 by Bruce Heiden |
The death of tenure would mean the supply of high quality faculty members would shrink, argues Bruce Heiden.
Aug 03, 2010 by Indrek Wichman |
A reader asks, "What caused the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?" An expert in mechanical engineering answers.
Aug 03, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
This edition of sustainability-in-higher-ed news includes the University of Toledo’s new curricular residence life programs in sustainability; UNC’s workshop to help participants explore oppression and injustice; the…
Aug 02, 2010 by George Leef |
We hear a lot of chatter about how it's so vital that we get more young Americans through college because college teaches them the "higher skills" that the globalized "knowledge economy" demands. I think that's baloney.…
Aug 02, 2010 by George Leef |
Medical school admissions people apparently think that medical training has been going too much toward students with demonstrated aptitude in science and the nation would be better served if more medical students were chosen on…
Aug 02, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |
In 2009, I blogged on the budding movement for open-source and commercially free textbooks coming on the market. The latter vendors often hope to make money by charging for the printing of online texts. The movement has moved ahead…