Accuracy in Academia

Virginia Teacher Shortage & the military option

Currently, Virginia is experiencing a teacher shortage. The state also has many retired members of the military. Could the second half of that equation be a solution to the first? Don’t bet on it. Continue Reading....

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Requiem for Charlottesville

In the wake of the August 11, 2017 riots at the University of Virginia that left three dead and dozens injured, I was asked to comment on it when I addressed more than a dozen African journalists. I demurred, for about the same reason that …

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SCADs Of Dollars for Art & Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design is throwing up a lot of numbers on its home page to prove it benefits Georgia’s economy but it is missing a few. For example, how much does the program cost, who pays for it, how many jobs …

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Judith Butler Questions Absolute Free Speech

It doesn’t seem to occur to her that there’s a reason it is the First Amendment. “If free speech does take precedence over every other constitutional principle and every other community principle, then perhaps we should no longer claim to be weighing or balancing competing …

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‘Legal Observer’ Training Offered to Possibly Spot Civil Rights Violations in Immigration Raids

Sonoma State University will apparently host an organization called Sonoma County Rapid Response Network to offer training to its students on how to become a “legal observer,” where the students can be taught how to document and observe immigration raids occurring in their neighborhoods. The …

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Suing for Literacy

This might work. “A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools is suing California because so many school children do not know how to read and they argue the state has done nothing about it,” the AP reported in a …

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Leading from Behind in Literacy

Declining literacy appears to be yet another trademark of the Obama years. “U.S. fourth-graders have lost ground in reading during the past five years, international test results published Tuesday indicate, and the gap between high and low achievers appears to be widening,” Sharon Noguchi reported …

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Penn State Sociologist Bashes Beef

If this doesn’t make a double quarter pounder with cheese look more attractive I don’t know what will. “In patriarchal societies where hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat, vegetarianism disrupts food culture, raising questions about how vegetarians do, re-do, and rework gender,” Penn …

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Do Immigration Loopholes Save So-So Colleges?

The Center for Immigration Studies claims that they do. And legislation might keep them open. Continue Reading....

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UConn Controversy: Faculty Member Took Conservative Speaker’s Notes, Speaker Went After Faculty Member

The University of Connecticut College Republicans hosted Gateway Pundit White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich, whose notes were taken by a faculty member of a community college. Wintrich confronted the faculty member, Katie Gregory, and got in an altercation. The community college said it did not …

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