Academic Questions

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Higher Education in the Age of Trump

Aug 23, 2017 by NAS |

This AQ issue discusses how President Donald Trump will affect higher education in the United States.

Doing More with Less

Aug 15, 2017 by Richard Vedder |

In the Fall 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30 no. 3), Richard Vedder describes the harms done to higher education by federal involvement and offers some solutions going forward.

Amending the First Amendment

Aug 14, 2017 by Paul Rahe |

In the Fall 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30 no. 3), Paul A. Rahe outlines the decline of the First Amendment and the dangers that decline poses.

Summer 2017 Academic Questions: The “New Civics”

Jun 29, 2017 by NAS |

The Summer 2017 Academic Questions discusses the rise of the "New Civics," which replaces understanding of civic institutions with activism.

Can We Talk? Tom Wolfe’s The Kingdom of Speech

Jun 23, 2017 by NAS |

In the Summer 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 2), Peter Wood, Geoffrey Clarfield, Glynn Custred, and Carol Iannone review Tom Wolfe's new book The Kingdom of Speech.

Toward an American Liberal Education

Jun 22, 2017 by John Agresto |

In the Summer 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 2), John Agresto argues the usefulness and value of a liberal education in twenty-first century America.

Spring 2017 Academic Questions: Correcting Course

Mar 29, 2017 by NAS |

The Spring 2017 Academic Questions discusses academia’s meandering path towards fulfilling education’s purpose.

The Pseudo-Science of Microaggressions

Mar 29, 2017 by NAS |

In the Spring 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 1), Althea Nagai debates the credibility of microaggressions, suggesting that higher education has blindly accepted their disputable evidence.

Safe Spaces and Defending the Academic Status Quo

Mar 28, 2017 by NAS |

In the Spring 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 1), KC Johnson discusses higher education's reluctance to protect free speech and emerge from its ideological cocoon.

Winter 2016/2017 Academic Questions: Tapping into the Truth

Dec 02, 2016 by NAS |

The Winter 2016 of Academic Questions discusses educational equality and the politicization of higher education. It also celebrates the works of Shakespeare and De Cervantes. 

Radicalism’s Yield: Politics and the Illiberal Academy

Dec 01, 2016 by Mark Zunac |

In the Winter 2016 Academic Questions (vol. 29, no. 4), Mark Zunac discusses the evolution of liberal arts from a field encouraging inquiry to today's ideological sounding board.

The Strange Career of Title IX

Nov 30, 2016 by Robert Carle |

In the Winter 2016 edition of Academic Questions (vol. 29, no. 4), Robert Carle discusses Title IX and its influence on higher education.

Fall 2016 Academic Questions: Instructive Ideas

Sep 26, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions features essays that depict neglect in secondary and primary education, and study its effects on the university while offering advice for reform.

Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture

Sep 26, 2016 by M. Zuhdi Jasser |

This article on the growing influence of Islam on American charter schools appeared in the "Islam in Scholarship and Education" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 24, no. 1).

Boston Latin Besmirched

Sep 23, 2016 by Jeffrey Zorn |

Jeff Zorn reminisces about his own fruitful education experience at the famous Boston Latin School and discusses how recent racial protests are unfair to the school.

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