Accuracy in Academia

Schools Stuck in 1970s

Before he passed away, Cato Institute policy analyst Andrew Coulson had one more cogent piece of analysis to pass on to us in the form of a documentary PBS is airing. Veteran journalist John Stossel has the story. “(E)ducational quality has been stuck in the …

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Title IX Sex Education

Mark Zunac, who teaches English at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, took the mandatory “sexual assault training” at his university and found it a great big time suck. For example, “We were provided with dictionary definitions of things like quid pro quo, along with …

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Are College Sports a Big Time Bust?

On the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors, Brian Mitchell indicates that big-time college sports can be a big-time bust. He might be onto something. Continue Reading....

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Real Libertarians Don’t Indoctrinate

(Left-wing activists who try to provide examples of right-wing indoctrination in classrooms usually come up empty. There’s a reason for that.—ed .) As a teacher, George Mason University economist Walter Williams explained: “I think it’s academic dishonesty to use one’s classroom to proselytize students, that …

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University of Tennessee Moves to Staff LGBT Pride Center after One Year Moratorium

A one-year moratorium was imposed by state lawmakers on the University of Tennessee-Knoxville due to controversial activities and activism (such as ‘Sex Week’ and inclusivity guidelines) by the university’s Pride Center. The university will hire a new director and will have to operate the center …

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Study: Minimum Wage Workers Lost $125 Per Month due to Rapid Minimum Wage Hike

A recent study roiled the Left and encouraged pro-business advocates, who warned about raising the minimum wage too quickly. The study pointed out that the increased minimum wage in Seattle, Washington, decreased about $125 for minimum wage workers per month, or about 9% of their …

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The Autism Research Bias

New research on autism is always welcome but some of the old findings may still apply. “Today, boys in the U.S. are affected at four-and-a-half times the rate of girls: 1 in 42 versus 1 in 189, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

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History of Left-Wing Violence in America

In a recent column, veteran author Patrick J. Buchanan, who has worked in two White Houses, gives us a very valuable historical review, especially in the wake of the armed assault on a Republican congressman, of Left Wing violence in America. “As radical anarchists were …

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Students Lean about “B**** Planet”

At what point does a graphic novel become pornographic? The English Departments that assign them don’t seem to care. “For example, Ursinus College assigns the widely acclaimed and controversial Fun Home by Alison Bechdel in undergraduate literature courses,” Shannon Watkins, a policy associate at the …

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California State Travel Ban could Affect College Athletics

As Campus Reform noted, California’s expanded travel ban would apply to state college athletics. The list, started by previous state attorney general (now U.S. Senator) Kamala Harris, has been expanded by successor Xavier Becerra to the following states: Texas Alabama South Dakota Kentucky Continue Reading....

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