Mark Bauerlein

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February 25, 2021

The Few, the Proud, the Profs

Mark Bauerlein

For an academic field so self-consciously preoccupied with intelligence, the humanities don’t seem to be run very intelligently. Humanities fields now account for only around five percent o......

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March 23, 2020

The Rediscovery of Curriculum

Mark Bauerlein

A review of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System, Natalie Wexler, Avery, 2019, 324 pp., $27.00 hardcover. Bauerlein notes that while author Natalie......

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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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April 16, 2013

The Common Core State Standards: Two Views

Mark Bauerlein

Jane Robbins describes the defects in the Common Core State Standards for English and math; Mark Bauerlein responds, seeing opportunity rather than disaster. 

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