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Victor Davis Hanson: Leftists On College Campuses ‘Don’t Want To Argue In The Arena Of Ideas’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Breitbart
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

$200,000 salaries for administrative university and college staffers are drivers of rising tuition costs, said Victor Davis Hanson on Tuesday. Donors and alumnus networks should withhold funding from corrupted left-wing schools in order to compel political changes, he added.

Analysis and Commentary

Five Reasons We All Should Care That A New NAEP Is Almost Here

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

It’s become fashionable in ed-policy circles to decry “misNAEPery,” coined by Mathematica’s Steven Glazerman and defined as the inappropriate use of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. It’s an important caution to us pundits and journalists not to make definitive declarations about what might be causing national or state test scores to rise or fall when we really have no idea of the true cause or causes.


Timothy Garton Ash On Free Speech Under Attack: The Case Of Universities

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Free Speech Debate
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash outlines the principles of the free speech debate, with a particular regard to the situation in universities.


Richard Epstein On Law Talk: Lawyers, Guns, And Russians

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Monday, February 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein examines the latest revelations from the Mueller investigation, discusses what can be done about gun violence consistent with the Second Amendment, and talks about whether restrictions on free speech have gone too far on college campuses.

In the News

When Trials Make Us Better

quoting William Damonvia
Sunday, February 18, 2018

William Damon’s 1995 classic, “Greater Expectations: Overcoming the Culture of Indulgence in America’s Homes and Schools,” calls the crisis of indulgence, particularly among the youth, a “failure of spirit.” He points out that research has shown how children desire to be of service to others, are open to moral and religious formation, and look for intellectual challenges, but the culture of indulgence has killed all these.

In the News

World Bank’s ‘Global Dataset’ Offers New Way For Comparing Countries’ Educational Performance

quoting Eric Hanushekvia EdWeek Market Brief
Friday, February 16, 2018

For years, efforts to explore and compare the educational performance of impoverished countries–and by implication, their economic potential–have been stymied by a lack of useful data. An ambitious new analysis by the World Bank aims to change that.

Analysis and Commentary

Virtues—And Sins—Of Commission

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, February 16, 2018

For the past year and a half, I’ve been honored to represent the State Board of Education on the Maryland Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education, which released its preliminary report this week. Much heavy lifting lies ahead as Commission members work with staff and consultants to put flesh on the bones of our broad policy recommendations and to cost them out.

Analysis and Commentary

The Tragedy Of Modern Academia

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Alternate title: Don Boudreaux explains my motivation in two paragraphs.

In the News

Make College Degrees Valuable Again

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Winter brings closure to millions of high school students filling out college applications. To the best of their ability, they have cemented their steps toward a brighter future. Meanwhile, newspapers will fill those students with the anxiety that college is becoming a Fort Knox, locking the non-worthy out of a sanctuary.

In the News

What Left-Wing Educators Don't Teach During 'Black History Month'

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, February 15, 2018

When will Black History Month be ... history?


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