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When College Curricula Fail: 'Who You Gonna Call?'

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
Eric M. Bledsoe

In the first act of 1984's Ghostbusters, the university dean tells our parapsychologist heroes that their funding has been pulled and they have to get off the campus immediately. Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, responds "But the kids love us."

America Has to Stop Paying Lip Service to STEM

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Eric M. Bledsoe

The U.S. can continue to outspend every nation in education and pay lip-service to STEM, but reform will not happen until families and policymakers remind colleges and universities of their responsibility to prepare students, through a robust core curriculum, for a prosperous future rooted in real skills and knowledge.

Too Good Teachers

Phu Nguyen | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Phu Nguyen

I am not ashamed to admit my lack of knowledge at the time and now because it doesn't mean I'm stupid. It means no one bothered to teach me a lot of basics because they assumed I already knew them.

Eating Smart at the Cafeteria of Knowledge

Joe Kraus | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Joe Kraus

As you embark on four years of college, think of the food offered in the cafeteria as a metaphor for your studies. You pay a flat rate -- meal ticket, tuition -- for both, then you can consume whatever you have room for.

The Special Obligations of Tenured Faculty

Joseph Urgo | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Joseph Urgo

What are the "special obligations" of tenured faculty members? What obligation flows from a special position of privileged, protected speech?

Top Reasons American Students Drop Out Of High School

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Absence of parental or educational support and becoming a parent are the two top reasons cited by respondents for dropping out of high school, accordi...

College Grads Don't Know U.S. History, Study Faults Institutions

Posted 10.10.2012 | Education

A recent study by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni titled “What Will They Learn?” graded 1,070 colleges and universities on the strengt...

Schools Where Students Are Pushed To Learn The Most

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Soon after a new study showed that nearly half of college students learn a negligible amount while in school, the American Council of Trustees and Alu...