Curriculum

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The Path to Education

Mar 01, 2016 by Eva Marie Haine |

Eva Marie Haine reflects on her education as a Princeton undergraduate and suggests ways that it could have been improved.

The University of Chicago’s Flawed Support for Freedom of Expression

Oct 13, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood criticizes Chicago's misframed statement supporting freedom of expression.

Is there any real content to “leisure studies”?

Nov 10, 2014 by George Leef |

Leisure is not a dream that universities need to model; it's a choice that people make among all the uses of their time.

Study of American History is Losing its Priority

Sep 23, 2014 by Stan Cohen |

Generations of American students may be bypassing a field of study that is the cornerstone of the American legacy.

Open Letter to Texas Board of Education on College Board’s New History Framework

Sep 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood writes an open letter to the Texas Board of Education, urging action against the new AP U.S. History standards.

The Coming Wars over Curriculum: A Case Study on Politics, History, and Social Studies…

Sep 10, 2014 by Kevin S. Krahenbuhl |

Dr. Kevin S. Krahenbuhl, Assistant Professor of Education at North Dakota State University, discusses declining curriculum standards and the need for strong core courses.

What to do With That Major?

Jun 05, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

How often do most students work within their "fields of study," and what sorts of jobs do most students end up having?

Unpersuasive book argues that higher education should have a leftist bias

Apr 23, 2014 by George Leef |

"It reminds me of Don Quixote. Lazere wants his friends to see how gloriously he jousts with and punctures all those horrible right-wingers. But Cervantes’s novel is entertaining; the pages of this book are pointless and screechy."

Bowdoin’s Double Bogey

Apr 21, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"Bowdoin has a bad conscience. It knows that it has made some wrong turns but it doesn't like hearing that from a stranger."

The World Citizen on Campus

Mar 14, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The campus Left has found a new way of fostering a soft disdain for the American civic tradition: teaching students to be “citizens of the world.”

Ecologism: The Campus Cult of Victimhood

Mar 13, 2014 by Stanley Kurtz |

Stanley Kurtz examines how privileged students use the "global warming apocalypse," radical environmentalism, and victimhood to cash in on academia's upside-down market in prestige.

Mary Grabar Writes About “Food Studies”

Mar 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Mary Grabar writes about the growing popularity of "progressive" Food Studies programs among colleges.

From Democritus to Disney: ACTA Charts Academic Devolution of Elite Colleges

Feb 06, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The ACTA's examination of America's top-ranked liberal arts colleges reveals a deemphasis on fundamental subjects. 

A Wolf at the Door of Academe

Dec 09, 2013 by Peter Wood |

With the looming presence of online alternatives and MOOCs, colleges and universities rethink their curricula. Ithaca College's president explains what he is doing to revive the education Ithaca provides.

Restoring a More Productive College Curriculum

Nov 01, 2013 by Chuck Stetson |

Chuck Stetson outlines a plan for preparing college students for success in work and in life.

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