Students

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Students Are Not Customers

Jun 10, 2016 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood argues that higher education entails a hierarchical relationship between students who seeks knowledge and others who teach knowledge, as opposed to a consumer relationship.

Outlaw Literacy

Nov 03, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Detroit's schools barely produce more educationally proficient students than they do juvenile delinquents.

Patriotism Is Not Just for Conservatives

Aug 19, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne responds to a New Yorker article on civics education. 

Academic Social Science and Scientific Literacy

Apr 07, 2015 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the misunderstanding and misuse of scientific concepts by academic social scientists.

Libertarians vs. Progressives: The New Campus Divide

Dec 01, 2014 by Peter Wood |

There is a dramatic divide on campus between students caught up in campus "hook-up culture" and feminist crusaders against "rape culture."

Aspiring Adults Adrift

Oct 17, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews a new book by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of Academically Adrift.

Prager U: The Government vs. the American Character

Apr 22, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Explosions in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other welfare programs are changing the American character for the worse—from one that focuses on individual responsibility and giving, to one that focuses on consumption.

On the Problem of Student Mismatching

Feb 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Students are choosing universities for which they are underqualified, opting for "party schools" over more prestigious universities. The market of education allows for customers to pick and choose as they wish.

Students Sue over Discriminatory Funding at the University of Michigan

Jan 16, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The University of Michigan backed a student group lobbying for affirmative action, while denying another group funding for a speaker who argued against racial preferences.

The New School’s New Wail: A Visit to Campus Sustainability Day

Oct 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

At a sustainability festival at The New School, students complacently accepted pseudo-scientific claims and the nationwide campaign to divest holdings from oil companies. 

A Profession at Risk: Teaching Humans in the New Millennium

Jun 28, 2013 by David Clemens |

David Clemens reviews a new collection of essays and asks, "What is real education, and why does it need defending?"

Too Cool for School

Jun 21, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Unschooling is popular, but should it be?

What if the Best College for You is UnCollege?

Apr 24, 2013 by George Leef |

Dale Stephens answers ten questions about his new book Hacking Your Education.

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.

The Mind of Students

Dec 31, 2012 by Will Fitzhugh |

Students' minds are the main engines of academic work; we should try to learn what's going on inside them, argues Will Fitzhugh.

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