Academic Standards

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College Hurts Productivity!

Jan 04, 2013 by George Leef |

Robert Weissberg contends that for many students, college just delays the time when they'll have to drop the slovenly habits they've acquired through years in the soft and undemanding world of America's education system.

Perspectives Unbound

Dec 20, 2012 by Robert L. Jackson |

Confronted with the Howard Zinn-ing of history, Mary Grabar writes, “The abandonment of objectivity is an acknowledgement that one is no longer teaching history.”

Is this the best UNCW could do?

Dec 19, 2012 by George Leef |

Jay Schalin writes about the latest addition to the English faculty at UNC-Wilmington, a professor whose work ranges from the silly to the unprintable.

Ward Churchill: Still Fired

Sep 13, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The sacked former ethnic studies professor loses another round.

A New Zealander Looks at American Higher Ed

Sep 05, 2012 by George Leef |

The bad habits in American higher education seem to have influenced the system in New Zealand.

For Its Own Sustainability, Education Needs More Diversity

Aug 20, 2012 by Bill Roden |

Higher education expert Bill Roden argues in favor of a multi-pronged approach to education, one that makes vocational training a viable option.

Letting the Higher Ed Crisis Go to Waste

Aug 09, 2012 by George Leef |

In California, shrinking budgets and enrollment numbers could have been the occasion for a redirection -- raising standards and trying to regain focus on the core mission of higher education.

UK Students And Their Blooping History Exams

Jul 20, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

UK history students demonstrate blooping proficiency.

Grade Inflation in Minnesota – Just Like Everywhere Else

Jul 10, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Historian Chuck Chalberg analyzes the factors behind the surfeit of A's students get these days.

More Good News on the Value of Your College Degree

Jul 02, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS board member Tom Lindsay describes the rewards of your degree in popular culture.

“Accelerated Learning”: Bullet Train to Success or Oxymoron?

Jun 27, 2012 by David Clemens |

Why are colleges so deeply invested in doing what is clearly not college?

Time Out On Extra Test Time

Jun 26, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

A Dartmouth undergrad thinks his extra test time gave him an unfair advantage over high school classmates.

Leftist Nostalgia for Academic Standards

Jun 19, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood compares the second thoughts of a famous Marxist literary critic and the UCLA faculty’s rejection of a proposed diversity requirement.

What’s Up with California Higher Ed?

Jun 14, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Three organizations have just published reports with concerns about the state of higher education in California and recommendations for how to fix it.

Politics, Education, and More Politics: NAS’s New Report on the University of California

Apr 11, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood discusses the National Association of Scholars’ new report that says higher education has been hurt by the failure of safeguards against using the classroom to advance partisan ideas and loyalties.

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