Higher education (page 7)

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    Critical Race Theory Led to Kendi

    Aaron Sibarium of the Washington Free Beacon explains how controversial Critical Race Theory influenced the ideas of a controversial present-day author. In 1976, two decades after Brown v. Board outlawed segregated schools, the critical race theorist Derrick Bell published an influential critique of the decision. Bell, a former…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Offers Warning About Critical Theory

    Geoffrey Vaughan writes for the Martin Center about concerns surrounding a dubious American academic trend. It is hard to fathom the extent to which American colleges and universities have been taken over by Critical Theory, race-based or not. One good indication is that French and Canadian leaders are warning…
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2021
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    Martin Center President Makes Case for Public Syllabi

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center explains why it makes sense to make college class syllabi public. Online education, especially as it has been implemented in the past year, isn’t for everyone. But it has had one unexpected benefit: transparency. Across the country, parents have had a chance to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights a Christian College’s Firing of a Tenured Professor

    Dave Porter writes for the Martin Center about a recent case involving the dismissal of a tenured college professor. I am a 72 year old Air Force veteran. After 30 years of service, I was ready to retire when I heard about an opening at a small Christian college…
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse of Carolina Journal Online looks ahead to North Carolina’s 2022 state Supreme Court elections. Michael Jacobs’ CJ Opinion highlights lessons from UNC-Chapel Hill’s recent debacle involving tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones. Joshua Peters focuses on irrational arguments that fuel Critical Race Theory.
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2021
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    Martin Center’s Leef Wants College Officials Held Responsible for Rights Violations

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column argues that college officials should face consequences for violating people’s rights. Here is a recurring situation on American college and university campuses—an official acts in a way that violates the constitutional rights of students or faculty members, usually by trampling on the First…
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Probes UNC Freshman Orientation

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center focuses on freshman orientation within the UNC System. North Carolina has a law that helps address students’ misconceptions about the First Amendment. In the summer of 2017, the North Carolina legislature signed the North Carolina Campus Free Speech Act…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Explores Paying College Athletes

    David Ridpath writes for the Martin Center about evolving rules surrounding payment of college athletes. College athletes’ rights, including their economic rights, have long been denied. American college sports have existed under an antiquated and oft-changing definition of amateurism that requires athletes to forfeit any pay for their efforts…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2021