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New Excellent Program: Master’s Degree in Liberty Studies

Jun 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out our catalog of excellent programs as we add the master's degree in liberty studies at U Illinois-Springfield.

A Modest Proposal for Campus Safety

Jun 21, 2010 by David Clemens |

Since the NAS report on summer reading, “Beach Books,” U.C. Berkeley has announced its own summer reading recommendations.   The theme is “Education Matters” and, not surprisingly, multicultural…

Dust Bowl Dust-Off

Jun 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Do errors and bias distort the findings in a key environmental history book? An expert investigates.

Common Core Standards Miss the Mark

Jun 21, 2010 by Sandra Stotsky |

Sandra Stotsky believes new standards for grades 6-12 English are too low and don't equip students to be "college- and career-ready.

CAS Opposes Racial Preferences Bill

Jun 21, 2010 by John Ellis |

The California Association of Scholars urges CA Senate not to pass a bill that will overturn Proposition 209 and allow the use of racial preferences in university admissions.

Supreme Court: No Privacy on State Phones, Computers, Email

Jun 18, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

Those who work in the private sector have long known (right?) that your privacy ends at the steps of the workplace. Plan accordingly. The issue of whether this principle applied to the public sector arose in the case of Ontario…

Missed Opportunity: Summer Readings for Incoming Freshmen

Jun 18, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center article, Jenna Robinson delves into the sad history of freshman summer reading programs. Unfortunately, the books that schools usually choose are either feel-good fluff or politically tendentious tracts.…

Is U.S. Edu-Rhetoric a Pipe Dream? A Teacher Wants to Know

Jun 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Teachers should be evaluated based on student performance - but on several conditions, says op-ed.

Science vs. Faith or Science and Faith?

Jun 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

If you follow the comment threads in places where anything concerning science is being discussed, you've probably noticed how little it takes to get some posters really apoplectic about the dangers to scientific inquiry posed…

Scholars Join Fight to Save 209

Jun 17, 2010 |

The California Association of Scholars, an affiliate of the NAS, has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against Proposition 209.

Collegiate Press Roundup 6-17-10

Jun 17, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

In student news this week are opinions about student apathy, impediments to intellectual openness, the possible connection between federally subsidized corn and immigration problems, what to read during summer vacation, and thoughts…

The Avalanche of Useless Academic Research

Jun 16, 2010 by George Leef |

In this Chronicle article, Mark Bauerlein, Mohamad Gad-el-Hak, Wayne Grody, Bill McKelvey and Stanley Trimble discuss the vast outpouring of academic research that is mostly redundant and wasteful. No surprise there. We heavily…

Science and Gender Equity, II

Jun 15, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Today's New York Times features John Tierney's followup to his piece last week about attempts to legislate "gender equity," which he concludes will never work: a mixture of innate biological factors and individual…

40 Awkward Questions for College Tours

Jun 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Glenn Ricketts, Peter Wood |

For parents and students going on college visits this summer, here are some questions admissions reps aren't expecting.

2010 Spring Semester Highlights

Jun 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

50 of our top articles this year.

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