Category Archives: Education

Obama-era “Common Core” an educational disaster

An author of a study that examined the effects of the Common Core State Standards on school choice says the Obama-era K-12 school reform is the “worst large-scale educational failure in 40 years.” click here

Obama school discipline policy “horribly flawed”

” “You don’t have to be an expert to figure this out,” adds Kirsanow, who also chairs the board of directors of the Center for New Black Leadership. “But apparently, this is too complicated for those who promulgated the absurd Obama-era guidance that purports to reduce racial disparities in school discipline by lowering disciplinary standards.”click here

Australia’s university campuses are hostile to free speech

“IPA research has found a worsening state of free speech on Australia’s university campuses. The IPA’s Free Speech on Campus Audit 2017 found 34 of Australia’s 42 universities are hostile to free speech on campus through their actions and policies.” click here

California Public School Fails Test

“A group of parents and students has filed what it hopes will be a landmark lawsuit against the State of California for its public schools failing to teach literacy.” click here

Progressive Intolerance on College Campuses Exposed

“A new documentary, Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus, aims to expose what it calls the the left’s coalition with radical Islamic and antisemitic groups on college campuses throughout the United States, working together to marginalize pro-Israel students.” click here

“Climate Education Act” Misguided

On its face this Sen. Markey proposal seems like a good thing. Unfortunately the effect will be anything but educational. At the center of the current climate change controversy is a key federal agency incorporated in this act (NASA). Government-controlled education (by NASA or any other federal agency) on climate or any other science topic is a recipe for disaster.

 

The Closing of the American Mind

The apparent prejudice of these instructors against certain points of view  and open discussion is a classic example of what Allan Bloom described in 1987 as the failure of US higher education resulting in The Closing of the American Mind.

“Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course.”  here for more.