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Students of Jefferson County Colorado Give the Nation a History Lesson

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Right-wing critics adhere to a rigid ideological script that has no room for student protest. Yet, along with the students, there are parents, teachers, and even the educators in charge of the AP curriculum who are saying history should never be sanitized.

Colleges Don't Need More Tests or More 'Sheep'

Michael Roth | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Our colleges and universities aspire to help students to find what John Dewey called "the large and human significance" in their lives and work. This requires not just teaching to the test and not just parroting critiques. It requires learning to think with contexts and concepts, deploying cooperation and creativity.

The Physicist and the Porn Star

Max Raskin | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Max Raskin

The trouble with creative writing classes in the modern university is they do not teach writing. Pop-cultural analysis, pop-psychology, and pop-philosophy are discussed, while how to write a compelling sentence is not.

College Reading Lists: Freshman Disorientation?

The New Yorker | Ian Crouch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The summer reading that colleges assign to their incoming freshmen is too easy, too liberal, and too contemporary. So says a recent report from the Na...

Bruce Bartlett, David Frum, and the Closing of the Conservative Mind

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

The American mind may very well still be closing, in a cultural way, but the conservative mind seems to have been shut down altogether.

Aloha, Mr. Hand

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

For all his reliance on social science research, in The Dumbest Generation Mark Bauerlein doesn't present any evidence to justify his assertion that this generation is the dumbest in American history.