Category Archives: Higher education

The Duke freshman’s Fun Home protest is actually quite reasonable

After earning media attention through a Facebook post on the subject, Duke freshman Brian Grasso elaborates in the Washington Post on why he opted not to read this summer’s common reading selection. Along with other Christian classmates, Grasso refrained from reading Fun Home, Alison Bechdel’s controversial graphic novel featuring explicit LGBT themes. Fun Home is not alone in spreadingContinue Reading

Just how valuable is law school?

One suspects that law school critic George Leef has read Bloomberg Businessweek‘s latest cover story with interest. Last August, the tens of thousands of answer sheets from the bar exam started to stream into the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The initial results were so glaringly bad that staffers raced to tell their boss, EricaContinue Reading

The AP U.S. history ‘fix’ falls short of the mark

Alex Adrianson highlights for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog a critical assessment of recent changes to the controversial Advanced Placement U.S. history exam. The headline of Adrianson’s entry asks “Did the College Board fix the left-wing bias in the Advanced Placement U.S. history test?” No, says Stanley Kurtz: While the College Board has thrownContinue Reading

Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on unions for college football players

George Leef writes for Forbes about the latest developments in efforts to unionize the Northwestern University football team. Last year there was a burst of excitement in some quarters over the prospect of college football players forming a union. Leftists nearly always think that unions are good because they supposedly promote social justice and whenContinue Reading

High schools will have to try a little harder if this “college-ready” bill passes

The N.C. General Assembly is a step closer to doing something about remedial education. Today, the House education committee on community colleges passed SB 561, which would implement a program called “Career and College Ready Graduates.” It now has only to pass the House floor before reaching the governor’s desk. As Jenna Robinson pointed outContinue Reading

A desperate bid for millennials’ votes

Patrick Hedger of American Encore pans Hillary Clinton’s student loan proposals in a column posted at National Review Online. The likelihood of Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States seems to be slipping further and further away as she continues to struggle with the perception that she is out of touch withContinue Reading

UNC’s rather unsympathetic free-speech near-victim

Q. When do media and leftist professors worry about free speech on campus? A. When speech they agree with is threatened. Compare, for example, their differing approaches to two UNC system professors, Gene Nichol and Mike Adams. The former added a disclaimer to his published columns (a “chilling development,” as The News & Observer said*). The latter hadContinue Reading

The ‘End of Discussion’ on college campuses

Those of you who enjoyed Guy Benson and Mary Katharine Ham’s JLF speech this week on their book End of Discussion might appreciate the latest Atlantic cover story and a follow-up piece. The magazine devotes a full 11 pages to Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s investigation of the negative impact of political correctness on education.Continue Reading