Education Gone Wild
by | Dec 1, 2019

Washington After all the lectures from the superior folks on the left about the, well, “deplorable” tone of the Trump base, it has come to this: Tuesday morning, middle and high school students booed first lady Melania Trump as she…

by | Nov 28, 2019

Dear College Students, Happy Thanksgiving! You may be tired of stories about Pilgrims and Puritans, so consider instead a word you’ve heard and probably spoken about: privilege. You may have even accused someone of being privileged. But do you really…

by | Nov 12, 2019

In a recent poll by YouGov and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, 70 percent of millennial Americans (23 to 38 years old) are likely to vote socialist, and 36 percent have a favorable view of communism. In a 2018 YouGov…

by | Oct 23, 2019

The streets of downtown Chicago were packed last week with more than 30,000 teachers protesting for pay increases and other benefits like affordable housing, smaller class sizes and more nurses and social workers on campus. Talks continued over the weekend,…

by | Oct 19, 2019

When a scholar meets soldiers, he should not argue with them, for he surely will lose. — Chinese proverb Recently I was invited by the “China Goes Global” conference in Winter Park, Florida, to give a keynote speech on the U.S.–China…

by | Oct 1, 2019

A new Illinois law requires Illinois schools to teach kids of all ages about the contributions of the LGBTQ community, the Chicago Tribune reported last month. Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed the Inclusive Curriculum Law August 9; it mandates that…

by | Aug 22, 2019

The saddest and most profound transformation I have witnessed nationwide in my many decades in higher education is professors’ increasing fear of college students. This fear, borne of the increasing power of undergraduates’ influence on professors’ careers through invalid teaching…

by | Aug 6, 2019

Here’s some advice for incoming college students: If you want to be really radical, be a conservative. New students entering college immediately encounter this paradox: If the Left prevails, how can embracing it be rebellion? Common sense tells us it…

by | Jun 26, 2019

You have to feel a bit sorry for Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator came within seven points of capturing the Democratic nomination in 2016. He’s spent the intervening three years working on his brand and building toward his 2020 run,…

by | Jun 20, 2019

The Christian nonprofit organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has filed a federal discrimination complaint with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights on behalf of three female high-school track athletes in Connecticut. The basis of the complaint: by allowing…

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