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.
Harrumphing about activist students only identifies half of the campus problem. The activist departments and professors are a far bigger threat to academic freedom than students are.
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.
Affirmative action creates a fixed mindset that because one is born into a specific racial or ethnic group, one is entitled to certain privileges such as lowered criteria.
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.
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.
What the cheating scandal shows is that it’s actually really hard to game the system and very few people can successfully do it.
No repercussions for missing class for engaging in political protests! No Koch brothers money! Firing professors who write op-eds that make them sad!
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.
Court documents revealed the public university kept a ‘watch list’ of student groups on probation. All of the groups on the list were religious.
Too often, medical research is stunted by cronyism, bad incentives, and lack of competent peer review. And it all comes at the expense of taxpayers.
‘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.’
A new book by Heather Mac Donald, ‘The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture,’ provides evidence and underlines the causes behind campus radicalism to Judge Kavanaugh’s witchhunt.
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.
In the left’s image, U.S. education has become a virtue-signal-generation machine. The bulk of our credentials have turned into shiny gold stars meant to signify not achievement but compliance with leftist ideology.
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