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Unrequired Reading

Jul 06, 2010 by David Clemens |

Education needs a manifesto for a new humanism; sadly, Martha Nussbaum’s new book is not that manifesto.  I had high hopes for Not for Profit but Dr. Nussbaum’s argument quickly becomes a tangle of faulty logic…

The Disempowerment of Ethnic Studies?

Jul 06, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Anyone who's followed Ashley Thorne's posts describing the recently discontinued La Raza/Chicano "studies" program in the Tucson public school sytem may well have experienced a sense of the surreal: how on earth did this…

The Dismal Prospects for Scientific Employment

Jul 06, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

One of the most depressing articles I’ve ever read in my entire life describes the problem American students face when pondering a career in science. For years, the conventional wisdom was that our education system was…

Columbia’s Surrender to the Left

Jul 06, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

University presidents Nicholas Butler and Dwight Eisenhower staunchly resisted it, but alas, as Mal Kline notes, to no avail.

U.S. Founding Fathers on Education, in Their Own Words

Jul 02, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

In honor of Independence Day, here are some words of wisdom on education from our founding fathers.

Boys, Girls and Geniuses

Jul 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Our friend Christina Sommers has frequently piqued the wrath of academic feminists by arguing that public education, far from favoring boys as legend has it, is loaded heavily against them and in favor of girls all through the…

Saudis Still Fund Hateful Textbooks

Jul 01, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah just paid a visit to President Obama, almost  two years after the deadline by which the kingdom’s educational curriculum was to have been overhauled. This reform has not take…

Another Fox News Segment on NAS Freshman Summer Reading Study

Jul 01, 2010 by |

Steve Doocy and Tucker Carlson discuss NAS's "Beach Books" study on Fox and Friends (VIDEO).

Dangers of Credentialing the College Degree: A Real-Life Example

Jul 01, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

An email exchange between a student and a professor illustrates the popular idea that students are entitled to get a passing grade - even if they don't earn one.

Do Higher Education “Investments” Boost the Economy?

Jun 30, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin takes a look at the conventional wisdom that a sure-fire way for states or countries to boost their economies is by putting more resources into higher education. He concludes…

Collegiate Press Roundup 6-30-2010

Jun 30, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

College students write about the Texas governor’s contest, the high cost of Dartmouth’s Sophomore Summer program, the awkward aspects of returning to your parents’ abode during summer break, and the need for students…

Diversity: The Expanded Version

Jun 29, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

You may have thought - or wished - that American colleges and universities had finally exhausted the outer reaches of "diversity" on their campuses. Really, there's simply GOT to be a finite limit to this thing, and we really…

Evaluate This

Jun 29, 2010 by Peter Cohee |

A seasoned public school teacher concludes: teacher evaluations as they are don't make teachers better, don't get rid of bad teachers, aren't needed by good teachers, and don't improve schools or student learning.

Sustainability News 6-28-2010

Jun 28, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

This week’s news includes students sending hair clippings to help plug the oil spill; the reinventing of Biosphere 2; a new generation of sustainability graduates; how apocalyptic predictions can be encouraging; and one university's…

Does the Faculty Lounge Rule?

Jun 25, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

The incomparable Victor Davis Hanson thinks so, evincing evidence that ethnic centers have the run of our institutions, and economics and political science departments determine policy. And so goes the nation, resembling…

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