The Nation’s Report Card

May 8th, 2020 11:52 AM
The Department of Education just released results of the quadrennial National Assessment of Educational Progress tests in U.S. history, civics and geography given in 2018 to thousands of American eighth-graders: "Grade 8 Students' NAEP Scores Decline in Geography and U.S. History; Results in Civics Unchanged Since 2014." The tests were administered from January to March 2018 to a…

Report: 154 Universities Use Secret Facebook ‘Blacklist’ to Censor

April 22nd, 2020 2:45 PM
Censorship on college campuses can be problematic, especially if those campuses are public institutions. “Restrictions on speech by public colleges and universities amount to government censorship, in violation of the Constitution,” wrote the American Civil Liberties Union.

'Total Fabrication': CNN Trashes Trump Criticism of Harvard Bailout

April 22nd, 2020 8:54 AM
Julia Chatterley's lover: Harvard? The CNN reporter does seem to express an excessive fondness for the Cambridge institution -- coupled with a raging animus toward President Trump. On this morning's New Day, the CNN International anchor trashed as a "total fabrication" Trump's criticism of the $9 million in bailout money that uber-rich Harvard somehow managed to score.

Fixing College Corruption

April 16th, 2020 3:10 PM
America's colleges are rife with corruption. The financial squeeze resulting from COVID-19 offers opportunities for a bit of remediation. Let's first examine what might be the root of academic corruption, suggested by the title of a recent study, "Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship." The study was done by Areo, an opinion and analysis digital magazine.…

Scarborough: Mika Frets Trump's an Authoritarian—I Worry He's Nuts

April 14th, 2020 9:33 AM
President Trump: would-be dictator, or mental patient? Nice choice that Morning Joe offered us today! Scarborough opened the show by saying he and Mika "really differ" in their reactions to President Trump's statement yesterday that he had "total authority," superseding that of governors, to re-open the economy. Mika described the statement as "another step in his…

ABC Cheers Emanuel Touting Chicago’s ‘Free’ College Program

February 24th, 2020 11:21 AM
It was just another morning on ABC’s Good Morning America where one former aide to a Democrat president sat down for a friendly chat with another former aide to a Democrat president. Ex-Clinton staffer and GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos brought on Obama chief of staff and former mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel to tout his new book celebrating what else? Chicago’s liberal policies.

Political Bias and Anti-Americanism on College Campuses

February 20th, 2020 4:20 PM
A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation. The leftward political bias, held by faculty members affiliated with the Democratic Party, at most institutions of higher education explains a lot of that disappointment. Professors Mitchell Langbert and Sean Stevens document this bias in “…

Actual vs. Counterfeit Intolerance

January 31st, 2020 7:03 PM
One of the most revealing things about the leftist mindset is the usual leftist's lack of self-awareness about his own intolerance, hatefulness and inclusiveness — unless you distort all those terms to whitewash the reality. I will never forget reading (and writing about) the unfortunate experience of Professor Janice Price, an education instructor at DePauw University in Greencastle,…

Diversity and Inclusion Insanity

January 22nd, 2020 1:45 PM
It's nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So, I thought I'd begin this discussion by first looking up the definition of diversity.

Colleges Dupe Parents and Taxpayers

January 2nd, 2020 3:02 PM
Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today's students have needs that were unknown to their predecessors. Those needs include diversity and equity personnel, with massive budgets to accommodate. According to Minding the Campus, Penn State University's Office of Vice Provost for Educational…

Journalists Preach Balance But Don’t Usually Practice It

November 28th, 2019 2:00 PM
Reporters are supposed to cover both sides of the story, where there are two sides to it. Journalists trumpeted this principle in defending a recent story in the Harvard Crimson that sought to quote both sides about an immigration controversy. But in the real world, this principle is often ignored. If a reporter doesn’t want to cover both sides of the story, she just pretends there aren…

Another Sports Event Disrupted By SJW Protesters

November 24th, 2019 7:11 PM
The intrusion of protest onto sporting venues is becoming more frequent, and that was evident again Saturday when social justice protesters delayed the start of the second half of a football game between Yale and Harvard. This year alone, two college football games have been marred by protest. As Americans shamed their country at the Pan American Games, anthem kneeling continues in the NFL…

Students Want Washington’s Portrait Removed from Diploma

November 20th, 2019 8:45 AM
The students at the law school at my alma mater Washington and Lee University find the portraits of the school’s namesakes to be so “controversial” and “offensive” that they want the option for them to be removed from the diplomas graduates receive.

Young People Ignorant of History

November 14th, 2019 2:01 AM
A recent survey conducted by the Victims of Communism and polled by YouGov, a research and data firm, found that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist and that one in three millennials saw communism as “favorable.” Let's examine this tragic vision in light of the Fraser Institute's recently released annual study “Economic Freedom of the World,” prepared…