July 6, 2009

MTC: "Poverty Studies" - Because There Are Never Enough "Studies"

Charlotte Allen

Here's one of the latest of those interdisciplinary and usually heavily politicized "studies" programs on college campuses: "poverty studies," taking its place alongside black studies, Chicano studies......

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May 28, 2009

MTC: On The Right In The Land Of The Tenured Left

Harry Stein

What acid rain is to our irreplaceable forests, lakes and streams, leftist dogma is to American higher education. In every corner of the land, it has turned once-flourishing departments of English and......

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November 5, 2008

MTC: Are Colleges "Failure Factories"?

Richard Vedder

Former Commissioner of Education Statistics Mark Schneider has caused a bit of a stir with a paper in which he argues that colleges are getting a free pass on a huge problem - a very high drop-out rat......

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September 24, 2008

Article: Crying Out Loud

Glenn Ricketts

Scholarships for cheerleaders but none for history readers

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September 23, 2008

MTC: Fixing the Anything-Goes Philosophy at Brown

Charlotte Allen

Brown University is famous for having the loosest graduation requirements in the Ivy League. In fact, there are almost no graduation requirements at all, for although Brown undergrads do have to major......

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September 18, 2008

MTC: A Report From Nowhere

Peter Wood

A group called Strong American Schools has just issued a report with the provocative title Diploma to Nowhere. The report is a lavishly produced cry of alarm: our high schools are failing. Millions of......

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September 8, 2008

MTC: Abandoning The SAT: Why?

Charlotte Allen

Fewer and fewer high school students are taking the SAT exam these days---possibly because fewer colleges are requiring the submission of SAT scores as part of the admissions process. According to the......

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June 16, 2008

MTC: The Model Minority Myth?

Charlotte Allen

A recently released report that claims to poke holes in the idea of Asian-American students as the "model minority" - excelling academically and outperforming white students in mathematics, engineerin......

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