Tag Archives: Accuracy in Academia

Lotus Position Learning

A school district in Kentucky is making yoga part of its core curriculum. “Visit an elementary school in Kentucky’s Jefferson County Public Schools and you may find students doing partner yoga poses,” Tara Garcia Matthewson writes in The Hechinger Report. “The activity, part of a …

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Reimagining Safe Spaces @ NYU

In the good old days, safe spaces were houses, apartments, police stations, military bases…. Since that concept has become an academic one, academia is, indeed, all over it. Indeed the title of this blog is an exhibit at NYU. Quoth the web page: “This exhibition …

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Blame Trump Syndrome (BTS) @ the AAUP

To Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), we have to add Blame Trump Syndrome (BTS). BTS is the tendency to blame the president for self-inflicted wounds. “It’s hard to imagine how deeply the policies of the Trump Administration will affect America’s colleges and universities,” Brian C. Mitchell …

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Suing for Global Warming

At least one of the scientists sounding the global warming alarm may have found his way out of meticulous peer review: litigation. “A Stanford University professor’s defamation lawsuit in defense of his green energy research has raised the temperature on the climate change debate, fueling …

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Academic Search for Male Role Models

When academics look for male role models, you never know what they’re going to find. “For one thing, there is not much substantive evidence that male role models are decisive in healthy boys’ development,” Michael Kimmel writes in the December 15, 2017 issue of The …

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Public Schools The Chicago Way

The City of the Big Shoulders apparently has a few public school administrators who seem to need more elbow room. “A pay-to-play scandal at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has prompted two top officials to resign,” Christian Britschgi wrote on the Reason.com blog Wednesday. “Yesterday General …

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Social Media Stains Nittany Lion Cubs

A pair of Penn State students are learning the hard way that social media makes it hard to grow up gracefully. “A Kuwaiti exchange student has apologized for anti-American comments that sparked social media outrage and a campus police investigation,” Mitchell Gunter reported in The …

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Bay State’s Common Core Blues

A new study from the Pioneer Institute in Boston shows that in Massachusetts, Common Core, like the world, is with us late and soon. Unfortunately, it’s got all the world’s drawbacks and none of its benefits. “The previous standard provided a coherent line-up of texts …

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Good News On Climate Change

Some of the global warming alarmists are moving to France. “In direct retaliation to the U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, French President Emmanuel Macron borrowed from President Trump’s famous political catchphrase as he doled out environmental research grants known as …

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AAUP Assaults Science, National Security & Academic Freedom

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has issued a report on “National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom” that might leave readers who have studied such matters scratching their heads. “The Trump administration’s alarming hostility to science has exacerbated already troubling threats …

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