Education Gone Wild
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…

by | May 15, 2019

Candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination have started rolling out their grand plans to reform higher education. But, what they fail to take into account is that their plans prioritize one type of education, while economic reality desires another. A…

by | May 2, 2019

A new bill has been introduced in Maine to protect free speech. LD 665 would uphold the right to freedom of speech and expression on public university campuses in the state. The bill prevents schools from designating free speech zones…

by | Apr 24, 2019

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s strategy is to win the Democratic nomination by promising the most free stuff. Monday she upped the ante. She’s offering a whopping $50,000 student loan forgiveness for nearly everyone who borrowed for college or graduate school….

by | Apr 5, 2019

One of the more famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries (“Silver Blaze”) revolves around the disappearance of a famous race horse the night before a race. The all-important clue: a dog that didn’t bark in the night. “Is there any point to…

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