The indictment against Al Sharpton is public record. For more than 35 years of public life, he has proven himself a charlatan and a race hustler. The evidence is irrefutable.
Republicans should stop making excuses for this situation and start showing creative leadership about how to responsibly deflate the special-interest pork bubble that U.S. higher education has become.
Conservative students saw the biggest grade dip when studying in the humanities and social sciences,and a grade boost when studying in hard-science fields. The bias was more pronounced at higher-ranked colleges.
Part Two of the original proposal was that the federal government would pay for the loan cancellations by eliminating most of its grants to higher education institutions.
For wealthy, smart students, we should stop exalting the college experience and tell them to rethink the four-year plan. Most degrees can be done in three.
Morehouse was founded in 1867 to provide black men a college education. This tradition has stood more than 150 years, only to be undermined by people used to majority-white, leftist universities.
There are better ways to address student loans and ballooning higher education costs than Warren’s magic debt eraser and free college goody bag.
The biggest losers of Elizabeth Warren’s ‘free college’ plan will be poor, working-class Americans, and it’s only bloated universities that stand to gain.
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.’
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