Students Everywhere Cheat—Not Just Harvard's Freshmen
September 08, 2013
In a survey published Thursday in the Harvard Crimson, 42 percent of incoming freshmen admitted to having cheated on a homework assignment in high school and 10 percent admitted to cheating on an exam.
The Real Humanities Crisis Is Happening at Public Universities
September 06, 2013
You’ve probably heard several times already that the humanities are in “crisis.” The crisis is real.
New Evidence: There is No Science-Education Crisis
September 05, 2013
It’s common knowledge that the United States is miles behind other developed countries in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, and that our economy suffers from, as Bill Gates has put it, “a severe shortfall of scientists and
American Schools Are Failing Nonconformist Kids. Here’s How
September 02, 2013
Self-regulation is the new ideal for American school children. It does away with traditional discipline and encourages students to control their own impulses. But it turns out kids may be better off when they're allowed to act their age.
Proven by Science: There Is No Such Thing as "Hookup Culture"
August 13, 2013
You’d think that sixteen years of Catholic education would’ve inured me to watching middle-aged adults freak out about sex.
Higher Education Has Bigger Problems Than Student Loans
July 31, 2013
If the bipartisan student loan bill that originated in the Senate passes the House, which it likely will as early as Wednesday, it will drop interest rates nearly to where they were before they doubled July 1 (from 3.4 percent to 6.8), and become one
Leon Panetta has quietly resigned from the board of Corinthian Colleges. There are many good reasons a highly regarded former public official would want to distance himself from the controversial for-profit—but then, they should have been good reasons for Panetta to avoid renewing any association in the first place.
Not All College Men Are Sex-Crazed
July 16, 2013
Because I had a good friend who went there and because it had a (deserved) reputation for being more of a party school than the college I attended in a nearby city, I spent a weekend at the University of Pennsylvania about once a semester.
Why Black Colleges Might Sue the Obama Administration
July 10, 2013
Much has been made of President Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, the prestigious school for black men that counts Martin Luther King, Jr. among its graduates.
And Martians Shall Save the University
July 09, 2013
Why do we need the liberal arts? Because it gives us sci-fi.