Scalia argues black students benefit from ‘slower’ colleges

Dec 10th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Civil Rights, Education, Racism Robert May 1 min read

Lisa Goodwin writes: Near the end of oral argument in a high-profile affirmative-action case Wednesday, conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that black students benefit from a “slower track” at less prestigious schools and are thus harmed by affirmative action. The comments come during a time of racial turmoil on campuses across the country, from Yale to the University of Missouri.  

 

Squandered Resources on College Education

Dec 9th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Education Robert May 1 min read

Walter E. Williams writes:  Most college students do not belong in college. I am not by myself in this assessment. Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson said, “It’s time to drop the college-for-all crusade,” adding that “the college-for-all crusade has outlived its usefulness.” Richard Vedder, professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University, reports that “the U.S. Labor Department says the majority of new American jobs over…

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s Donation: The Giving Spirit And Its Detractors

Dec 5th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Education Robert May 1 min read

Stephen Moore writes: No good deed goes unpunished in America. The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is finding that out the hard way. Just in time for Christmas, he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have pledged one of the most generous gifts in the history of mankind. Over their lifetime, the couple will donate 99% of their Facebook wealth to children’s causes. Chan described the goal…

 

How to Fix the Student Debt Crisis

Dec 2nd, 2015 Education, Government, Welfare and Charity Bill B. May 1 min read

Steve Cohen says: Stop loaning money to students; loan it to colleges instead. Each of the Democratic presidential candidates has come out in favor of some version of a plan to make college “free.” This staggeringly bad idea would cost a half-trillion dollars per year. Things that seem to “cost nothing” can often wind up being worth nothing. College is no different. Students need to have…

 

A Resurgence of Intolerance

Dec 1st, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Education, Social Issues Robert May 1 min read

Thomas Sowell writes:  Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators — such as at the University of Missouri recently — bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how painful events unfolded.  

 

Let’s All Laugh As Liberalism Commits Ritual Suicide On Campus

Nov 16th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Education Robert May 1 min read

Kurt Schlichter wites:  Please don’t tell the students at University of Missouri and Yale and all the other throbbing pustules of academia to stop their insanity. Instead, encourage and provoke them to turn the turmoil up to 11, a number most of these students can’t count to without taking off their Nikes. No, we want the campuses to echo with the whiny cries of the…

 

The Cultural Revolution Comes to America’s Campuses

Nov 15th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Education, Social Issues Bill B. May 1 min read

Roger L Simon writes:  Today’s undergraduates probably know little, if anything, about the cataclysmic movement in China known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. It began in 1966 before all of them (and even a great number of their professors) were born. This massive national crusade, instigated by Chairman Mao Zedong, was intended to create a pure communist man and woman, devoid of the constraints…

 

Ivory Tower Elite Hoisted By Own PC Petards

Nov 11th, 2015 Education, Racism Robert May 1 min read

IBD Staff write:  Academia: The University of Missouri has been besieged by campus protests by African-Americans. What terrible racial injustices have been wrought? A cross burning? Nooses hanging from trees? Nope, “drive-by racism.” It’s hard to feel sorry for the Administrators and Professors. rjm