Academic Questions

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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.

Castro’s Cats: Lessons in Market Economics from the Workers’ Paradise

Sep 22, 2016 by Mark G. Brennan |

Mark G. Brennan relates his observations of a month-long education trip to Cuba where he saw the stultifying hand of Communist ideology on the minds and souls of a population. 

Summer 2016 Academic Questions: Infringements

Jun 27, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions features essays depicting intrusions on free inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom to teach, and freedom to learn.

Snowflake Jacobins: Black Rage on Campus

Jun 20, 2016 by Russell K. Nieli |

Russell Nieli, in the summer 2016 issue of Academic Questions, gives six factors that might help explain the anger of many black students on campus.

The Wisconsin Fight for Academic Freedom

Jun 16, 2016 by Donald Downs, Stanley G. Payne |

The story of a handful of professors at the University of Wisconson who fought the long battle against speech codes and petitioned administrators to uphold due process. 

Affirmative Action at the University of Louisville: A Case Study

Mar 24, 2016 by Ben Foster |

An examination of the application of seldom-scrutinized affirmative action policies in one university.

Spring 2016 Academic Questions: FOIA - Friend and Foe

Mar 23, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions includes four opinions on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and an essay on Justice Roger Taney's Dred Scott decision.

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