KC Johnson

KC Johnson is a history professor at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center.

The New History Guidelines are Better

Aug 11, 2015 by KC Johnson |

KC Johnson gives four reasons the revised APUSH standards are an improvement. 

APUSH and Speaking in Educational Code

Dec 02, 2014 by KC Johnson |

Brooklyn College historian KC Johnson finds the new AP history standards heavy on skills, light on content.

An Update on the Mess at Bowdoin

Feb 11, 2014 by KC Johnson |

Dr. KC Johnson follows up on the Bowdoin Global Citizenship conference.

In History—the Obsession with Race, Class and Gender

Oct 03, 2012 by KC Johnson |

The University of Michigan is an extreme example of the tendancy of college history departments to focus almost exclusively on race, class, and gender.

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.

The Ruinous Reign of Race-and-Gender Historians

Jan 23, 2012 by KC Johnson |

If you need to consult history texts focused on traditional constitutional or political themes, KC Johnson notes that you'll have to look at specimens from 35-40 years ago. No one writes such books anymore.

Keeton Defense Contradicts NAS Principles

Jan 09, 2012 by KC Johnson |

NAS member KC Johnson dissents from NAS's stance on the decision in Keeton v. Anderson-Wiley.

Emmer and Keeton—Two Terrible Decisions on Academic Freedom

Dec 21, 2011 by KC Johnson |

Historian KC Johnson explains why it's been a very bad week for academic freedom.

Another Piece of Evidence that Federal Spending is Out of Control

Mar 01, 2011 by George Leef, KC Johnson |

In this eye-popping Minding the Campus essay, KC Johnson writes about a recent federally-funded conference that’s as clear a case of wasteful special interest group spending as you’ll ever find. I doubt that there is…

If You Criticize Higher Education, Does That Mean You’re McCarthyite?

Dec 14, 2010 by George Leef, KC Johnson |

In this excellent Minding the Campus essay, history professor KC Johnson tears apart the scurrilous effort of another historian, Ellen Schrecker, to paint those who call for serious reform in higher education as near-McCarthyites.