Higher education (page 6)

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    Martin Center Column Explores ‘Blowing Boiler’ of American Higher Education

    Michael Pearce writes for the Martin Center about two major problems for American universities. The need for change in the visual arts may offer a way to fix two of the many fundamental problems afflicting American liberal arts education in general. These are the related problems of grade inflation…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2021
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    One Reason No One Should Be Sad Nikole Hannah-Jones Rejected UNC

    Karl Salzmann writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a clueless pronouncement from controversial journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. New York Times journalist and 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones praised the communist dictatorship of Cuba for leading the “most equal” country in the Western Hemisphere. “Cuba has the least inequality…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2021
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    Politically Correct Gender Bias In the UNC System

    A friend of mine couldn’t believe it. She, her husband, and her teenage son had spent weeks scouring university websites and sites that cater to college-bound kids. Like so many families, they were searching for the right college, and for scholarships and grants to help pay for it. To her…
    Donna Martinez, July 20, 2021
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    Time For Conservatives To Stake a Claim For Safe Spaces

    Think safe spaces are solely the purview of the Left? Watch Duke economist Mike Munger explain his view of safe spaces on university campuses – safe spaces for everyone.    …
    Donna Martinez, July 20, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Focuses on UNC System Gender Bias

    Adam Kissel writes for the Martin Center about years of gender bias within the UNC System. Although many colleges and universities today claim to be dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion, their policies and practices often violate those principles. Among the most common types of violations are single-sex programs…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Laments Tarnished Peer Review Process

    Richard Phelps writes for the Martin Center about flaws embedded within the academic peer review process. I recently submitted a manuscript to an education journal, a review essay of another scholar’s work. It opened with a compliment of the author’s “highly-praised and influential work.” To that statement, one reviewer…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2021
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    Tenure Troubles Extend to Harvard, Cornel West

    Battles over tenure are not unique to UNC-Chapel Hill and controversial journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Aron Ravin writes at National Review Online about another case of a high-profile African-American lodging a complaint against a prestigious school. Cornel West is an esteemed leftist academic who has taught at Harvard, Princeton,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2021
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    Mislabeling Natural Law as ‘White Nationalism’

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist examines a particularly egregious mischaracterization of a basic philosophical principle. A little dust-up on Twitter this week revealed something important about the ongoing debate over critical race theory and public education, plus the state of elite academia — namely, that much of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2021