November 5, 2007

Startling Revelations: The National Association of Scholars Salutes Its Delaware Affiliate for Its R

Our Delaware affiliate exposes the University of Delaware's residence life program, known on campus as "the treatment."

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November 2, 2007

The Social Work Story Develops

Key National Group Will Not Discuss NAS Social Work Report

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October 26, 2007

Tolerance, Diversity, Respect OR ELSE "Bias Reporting Teams" at William & Mary

It seems that you had better be very very careful of what you say and to whom you say it at the College of William and Mary, where the administration has recently instituted a new "Bias Reporting Te......

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October 25, 2007

It's Official: The NCATE Board has ratified its decision to drop "social justice."

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the largest accreditor of schools of education. Several years ago it added to its standards for accreditation a demand that ed sc......

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October 24, 2007

The Ad Hoc Committee to Defend the University

A group calling itself The Ad Hoc Committee to Defend the University is circulating a statement and a petition decrying "the intrusion of partisan politics into universities' hiring and tenure p......

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October 22, 2007

U.S. Commission: "Little Evidence" Diversity Improves Student Performance

The United States Commission on Civil Rights has just issued a major report, The Benefits of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Elementary and Secondary Education. (Available in PDF here.) The Commissio......

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October 16, 2007

Student Investigates Social Work at Syracuse

Caroline Mojonnier, a student at Syracuse University, was moved by the NAS report to pursue some investigative journalism. She attended a session of SWK 326, "Persons in Social Contexts," a course i......

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October 16, 2007

Collateral Damage in Social Work

The release of NAS’s report, The Scandal of Social Work Education, has prompted follow-up reporting in the press and some reflection by a former student.

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October 1, 2007

Imaginary Moderates: An Academic Report Boomerangs

Steve Balch

"The Social and Political Views of American Professors," a working paper released recently at a Harvard symposium by Neil Gross and Solon Simmons, is being vigorously spun by its authors as a......

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September 21, 2007

A Response to the AAUP's Report, "Freedom in the Classroom"

The American Association of University Professors released its Report on 11 September 2007. In that document, the AAUP provides cover for teachers who introduce extraneous, often politically tendentio......

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A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

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Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

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Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?...

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Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....