Showing posts with label academic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label academic. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: Campus Lunacy

Inmates running the asylum.  The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation   ... MORE

Ray Williams: The Cult Of Ignorance In The United States: Anti-Intellectualism And The "Dumbing Down" Of America

The rise of the idiot in America.  There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, says in an article    ... MORE

Robby Soave: PC Hysteria Claims Another Professor

Students demand an end to academic freedom.  The movement to purge all offensive speech from American college campuses has claimed another scalp. Andrea Quenette, an assistant communications professor, was chased out of her own classroom—not because she was a bad teacher, but because her students said she wasn’t agreeing with them  ... MORE

"The Libertarian Case For School Choice"

by Nick Gillespie.      Reason is proud to once again be involved with National School Choice Week, which celebrates school choice broadly defined. Over the next week or so, over 16,000 events in every state in the country will champion the growth and variety of programs that bring more options to more students and parents (and teachers, too).       ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Education Insanity

The problem is not money.       Some credit Albert Einstein, others credit Benjamin Franklin, with the observation that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results." Whomever we credit, he was absolutely right. A perfect example of that insanity is education in general and particularly black     ... MORE

10 Reasons That Show Global Warming Is Not Man-Made

by Mike van Biezen.   Physics Prof explains his switch to skepticism. It made sense. Knowing that CO2 is a greenhouse gas and that our industrialized world is adding a large amount of it to the atmosphere on a yearly basis, I accepted the premise that this would cause global temperatures to rise.  But one day about 7 years ago, I looked   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Misleading And Using Blacks

Sacrificing blacks in the name of diversity.       Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ran headlong into the leftist meat grinder by questioning whether college admission of blacks with academic achievement levels significantly lower than the rest of the student body is beneficial to blacks. His question came up during oral arguments   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Attacking the Truth: Part II

Merely applying the laws.       The case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, involving racial double standards in admissions to the University of Texas at Austin, has an Alice-in-Wonderland quality that has been all too common in other Supreme Court cases involving affirmative action in academia, going all the way back to 1978. Plain        ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Resurgence Of Intolerance

Why do donors contribute to indoctrination centers?   Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators — such as at the University of Missouri recently — bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Education Disaster

It is not for too little money.      The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress report, also known as The Nation's Report Card, shows that U.S. educational achievement, to put it nicely, leaves much to be desired. When it comes to reading and math skills, just 34 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of U.S. eighth-grade students tested     ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Ignoring The Obvious

To know and not to do is not to know. A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used "excessive force." What has received far less attention, though it is a far larger question, with more sweeping      ... MORE

High School Journalism Teacher Gets Suspended After Standing Up For Student Reporters' Free Speech Rights

by Zach Weissmueller.   Administrators at one California high school reacted in all the wrong ways when student reporters tried to write a newspaper article about the recent dismissal of a popular teacher and debate coach. San Gabriel High School principal Jim Schofield sent an email telling newspaper adviser Jennifer Kim to kill the story   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Attack on Teachers

School violence is going to get worse.   As the new school year begins, you might like to be updated on some school happenings that will no doubt be repeated this academic year. After this update, I have some questions one might ask the black leadership. The ongoing and escalating assault on primary- and secondary-school teachers is not a       ... MORE

Whitney Neal: Igniting A Passion For Liberty

Through classroom engagement.         While initially penned on parchment paper, the Constitution transcends time and technology to remain one of the most influential and inspirational documents in the history of the world. Issues debated in Philadelphia by the Founders are still argued in the halls of Congress with a vigor and passion      ... MORE