September 2, 2010

MTC: The Underperformance Problem

Russell K. Nieli

On average black students do much worse on the SAT and many other standardized tests than whites. While encouraging progress was made in the 1970s and early 1980s in improving black SAT scores and re......

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August 18, 2010

MTC: ACTA & Its Critics

KC Johnson

ACTA's new, expanded survey of college general education requirements has earned justified praise. Here's Pulitzer Prize winner Kathleen Parker, from her column this Sunday: "The study and Web site do......

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August 12, 2010

MTC: Is This Book Invisible?

Stefan Kanfer

By Stefan Kanfer In full-page newspaper ads, the Kindle displays the first page of an e-book. Its opening is famous: "I am an invisible man." Or is it famous anymore? How many high school seniors--......

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July 22, 2010

MTC: The Short-Selling of For-Profit Education

Charlotte Allen

The letter, dated June 17 and addressed to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, made serious allegations of wrongdoing in the already controversial for-profit education sector: that representatives o......

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July 19, 2010

MTC: The Curious Case of Dr. Howell

KC Johnson

By KC Johnson As part of its more general---and oft-expressed---commitment to academic freedom, CUNY's Board of Trustees has a student complaint policy that appropriately balances the faculty's academ......

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July 12, 2010

MTC: How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others

Russell K. Nieli

When college presidents and academic administrators pay their usual obeisance to "diversity" you know they are talking first and foremost about race. More specifically, they are talking about blacks.......

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