May 6, 2024 1:21 pm

What I Saw at the University of Virginia’s Protest Crackdown

The college had a legal right to break up the pro-Palestine encampment. But does that mean it should?

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May 6, 2024 12:00 am

Competition, the American Way

For decades, the cry has been that “all kids must go to college.” Yet, only a minority do so and fewer graduate. Our high schools […]


May 5, 2024 12:05 pm

Debating Legacy Preferences in College Admissions

Sociologist Roderick Graham and I debated this issue at the Divided We Fall website.

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May 3, 2024 11:50 am

West Virginia Declares State of Emergency Over FAFSA Chaos

Due to persistent glitches in the financial aid form, Gov. Jim Justice issued an executive order lifting the FAFSA requirement for several state grants.

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May 3, 2024 4:30 am

‘Equity’ Grading Is the Latest Educational Fad Destined To Fail

Why work extra hard when you won’t be able to get an A? Why try to improve when you won’t get worse than a C?

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May 3, 2024 12:09 am

‘$50 Billion’ Chicago Teachers Union Contract Demands Higher Pay And Lower Expectations

The contract veers into many social issues and away from academics: LGBT issue training, sex-neutral bathrooms, immigrant housing, police-free schools, restorative justice, and more.

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May 2, 2024 11:56 am

New Article on “Brown, Democracy, and Foot Voting”

My contribution to the American Journal of Law and Equality symposium on the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

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May 2, 2024 12:00 am

Can The Current Universities Be Saved?

Elite higher education in America—long unquestioned as globally preeminent—is facing a perfect storm. Fewer applicants, higher costs, impoverished students, collapsing standards, and increasingly politicized and […]


April 30, 2024 3:00 am

Do Schools Really Need To Give Parents Live Updates on Students’ Performance?

This new school-to-parent pipeline allows parents to micromanage yet another aspect of their kids’ lives.

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April 29, 2024 11:26 am

Bipartisan Legislation Would Let the Government Create Speech-Chilling ‘Antisemitism Monitors’

The bill would allow the Education Department to effectively force colleges to suppress a wide range of protected speech.

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April 29, 2024 4:10 am

Study: Religious School Kids Are Way More Tolerant And Informed Than Public Schoolers

Is it any wonder Americans no longer share a hope for the future and a sense of the common good?

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April 26, 2024 10:27 am

Florida, Oklahoma Reject Biden’s ‘Illegal’ And ‘Unconstitutional’ Title IX Rewrite

Florida and Oklahoma instructed their schools to reject the Biden admin’s new Title IX rules that allow men to invade women’s spaces.

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April 26, 2024 4:47 am

Wisconsin Bird Group Teaches Fourth Graders All About The ‘Gender Fluid’ Wild Kingdom

The Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance offers ‘LGBTQIAP+ in Nature,’ a class exploring animal sexuality and ‘gender fluidity.’ To fourth-graders. 

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