Debt-financing by America’s youngest generation has made it possible for universities offer politicized, useless majors and administratively driven indoctrination.
The EO merely requires agencies to ‘take appropriate steps’ to ‘encourage institutions’ to promote free speech and debate. Much, much more is needed.
President Trump has at his fingertips a more promising opportunity to make good on his promise to the student victims of campus illiberalism he featured at the White House.
There are opportunities for substantive reform in the current system. But mocking college graduates, many of whom have been led astray, doesn’t help.
“People who are confident in their beliefs should not censor others,” said Trump, indicating federal funding might be at risk for those who don’t comply.
Representatives from the center waited until the last minute to tell me that I would be the only free speech fellow whose work will not be featured in the conference publication.
What the cheating scandal shows is that it’s actually really hard to game the system and very few people can successfully do it.
The justifications for propping up universities, which often act as little more than elite sorting mechanisms as well as left-wing indoctrination centers, are growing thin.
Every spot taken by a cheater is a spot that is denied to someone who played by the rules and did the honest work.
The Senate’s outgoing education chairman is focusing on reforms that are worthwhile but paltry compared to the problems of politicization and trivialization in higher education.
‘Everybody should have an opportunity to learn all they want to,’ says Hillsdale College’s Larry Arnn, “but the idea that everybody should get a college education… can only be true if college means a wide variety of things.’
Why should Americans give weight to Ivy League credentials when many such students are too scared to handle even respectful intellectual dissent?
The case of Professor Dennis Gouws at Springfield College in Massachusetts provides the best-documented instance of how campus show trials work.
By eliminating tenure, changing incentive structures, and putting the emphasis back on teaching, colleges can create more value for students.
The ACLU’s denouncement of the new Title IX rules is a disappointing chapter in the history of a once-great defender of civil liberties for all.
As affirmative action court cases and skyrocketing tuition rates reveal, today’s Ivy League institutions put their own biases ahead of their students’ advancement.
The lesson this elite university and others really teach is that working hard and playing by the rules are for the little people, not the future Masters of the Universe.
Mainstream media conveniently downplay or even ignore this fact in story after story on the ins and outs of race-based admission processes in colleges.
When privileged Asian-Americans argue race-based discrimination is acceptable, they allow themselves to be used as a wedge group.
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