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Higher Education Is Failing America

September 30, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Richard Vedder is such a giant in education and economics that he was able to persuade 28 colleagues to write detailed pre-published comments about his new book RESTORING THE PROMISE which catalogues the failure of higher education in America. The Carnegie Commission on Education (year) and the books written by […]

FBI Exposes Wealthy Parents Rigging College For Kids. But It Was Always Rigged.

March 13, 2019 by

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By Mary Clare Amselem ~ The FBI dropped a new bombshell on Tuesday, and this time the scandal is Russian-free. Dozens of wealthy parents, including notable celebrities, were charged in a college admissions scandal and accused of paying a total of $25 million in payments to cheat their children into school. According to Politico, “parents […]

People Scared Of Ideas Should Not Go To University

August 26, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Just when all seemed lost, the University of Chicago has sent the incoming class of 2020 a letter rejecting the now-fashionable demands for “safe spaces”: You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement.  At times this may challenge you […]

When Veterans Need Not Apply

June 10, 2016 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ Northwestern profs decide a distinguished soldier isn’t good enough If you wonder what has become of us since the Greatest Generation began leaving the stage, consider this elegant 19th century warning from Victorian statesman and author, Sir William Francis Butler: “The nation that will insist on drawing […]

Liberal Professors Outnumber Conservative Faculty 5 To 1. Academics Explain Why This Matters

January 17, 2016 by

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By Natalie Johnson ~ Professors in higher education have become notably more liberal during the past 25 years, according to a recent study, and academics predict that the trend isn’t likely to slow any time soon. During the past quarter-century, academia has seen a nearly 20-percent jump in the number of professors who identify as liberal. […]

Thank Liberals For Today’s Chaotic And Dangerous World

December 26, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ We’re in a world today increasingly defined by chaos. At home it’s on our college campuses. Abroad it’s spreading across the Middle East and spilling over into Europe. Who do we have to thank for it all? Liberals and moral relativists in power in our country and Europe. Liberals have led […]

Don’t Look to Students to Solve University Problem + More – Daily Digest

November 13, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “It is an unquestionable truth, that the body of the people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But it is equally unquestionable that they do not possess the discernment and stability necessary for systematic government. To deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation […]

My 2015 Commencement Address

May 18, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ All manner of people are giving commencement speeches to students graduating from colleges and universities these days. It is doubtful that any will be remembered because the prospects of students depend in large part on the economy into which they are entering, the majors they pursued, their individual ambitions, and capacity for […]

Academic Loss Of Freedom

January 5, 2015 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ “Academic freedom” (in America at least) used to mean that unpopular opinions and speakers were essential to education. The goal was to encourage students to learn to think for themselves. These days academic freedom has largely been replaced by doctrinaire-spouting educators. What we now have is a regrettable academic loss […]

What Are Students Obliged To Read

April 15, 2014 by

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By Herbert London ~ What do college students read? According to one survey Fifty Shades of Grey, the sado-masochistic novel, was the most widely read book outside the classroom. Another survey indicated that The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, dealing with her battle with cancer and racial grievance, was the most popular book. But as […]

Ideological Warfare On Campus

January 14, 2014 by

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By Herbert London ~ Recently the University of Colorado noted that political affiliation and orientation would be a protected category in the university’s nondiscrimination policy. What prompted this action were reports from conservative faculty members that their viewpoints have been stifled. While the proposal was approved, it is remarkable that this policy had to be […]

The Coddling Of College Hate Crime Hoaxers

March 8, 2013 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ American college campuses are the most fertile grounds for fake hate. They’re marinated in identity politics and packed with self-indulgent, tenured radicals suspended in the 1960s. In the name of enlightenment and tolerance, these institutions of higher learning breed a corrosive culture of left-wing self-victimization. Take my alma mater, Oberlin College. […]

What Is A BA Degree Worth Today?

February 22, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ While my high school graduating class of 1955 went off to a variety of prestigious Ivy League colleges and universities, I chose the University of Miami in Florida. I spent four of the happiest years of my life there. The weather was sublime, the girls were pretty, and the Royal Palm […]

Why I am Never Asked to Give a Commencement Speech

May 11, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Short of having the President of the United States or Jay Leno deliver the commencement address at your university or college, I would put money on the fact that few graduates can tell you who did give the speech, let alone what they said. In a faux commencement address by Woody […]

Willful Ignorance

April 28, 2012 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ A lot of reaction to the “How Stupid Are We?” column last week, including one comment quoting the late George Carlin: “Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are even stupider.” That would be “more stupid,” George, not “stupider,” but it wasn’t […]

The Future of Higher Education + More

December 19, 2011 by

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The Patriot Post  Brief The Foundation “The truth is that the want of common education with us is not from our poverty, but from the want of an orderly system. More money is now paid for the education of a part than would be paid for that of the whole if systematically arranged.” –Thomas Jefferson […]

But Selling Degrees That Way Is Fine

September 26, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Why is the explanation more offensive than the policy? A California students’ group has sparked a racism and sexism row over plans for a bake sale in which people are charged according to their ethnic background and gender. Campus Republicans at the University of California, Berkeley say critics have overreacted to their […]

The Screwed Generation

May 12, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba June is famous for weddings and graduations. Both are filled with great expectations and both are subject to great disappointments. Today’s college graduates are thoroughly screwed. According to Matthew Segal, the president of a non-profit membership organization called Our Time, “With 85% of college graduates moving back home and an average debt […]

The Case Against Mortarboarding

September 8, 2010 by

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By Burt Prelutsky I have received a number of e-mails over the years from disgruntled parents griping about the left-wing indoctrination their kids are forced to undergo at colleges and universities all over America. One minute, it seems, the kids are sane, or at least as sane as one can expect of 18-year-olds, and the […]

Our Schools, Dumb And Dumber

August 30, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba As the nation’s children return to elementary and secondary schools, it is increasingly essential that their parents and communities coast to coast realize how poorly served they are and how their learning environment is increasingly tainted by a socialist agenda. Our nation’s schools have long been factories of boredom, centers of academic […]

Oh, Happy Graduate!

June 29, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba Life was much simpler for a young man graduating in the late 1950s. If he was classified 1-A in the Draft, he could look forward to two years in the military before even contemplating a career. I had acquired a head full of Arts and Sciences mush over four wonderful years at […]

The Importance, And Necessity Of Coal Fired Power (Part 1)

January 11, 2010 by

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PART ONE OF TWO PARTS With the onset of age, we view education in a different light. Just before I turned 16, I joined the Royal Australian Air Force as a Trades Apprentice, aspiring to a trade that would enable me to work on military aircraft, preferably on Fighter aircraft. Two and a half years […]

Deleted Scenes: TERRORIST PROFESSORS!

October 13, 2008 by

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Indoctrinate U – Inside the Film. more about “Deleted Scenes: Terrorist Professors“ A man named Bill Ayers has been in the news lately as Senator Barack Obama’s connections to the 1960s-era domestic terrorist have become an issue in the presidential campaign. It reminded us of a segment cut from an earlier edit of Indoctrinate U […]