For how many years have elite colleges been playing a double game of inclusivity/selectivity? Some years back, Yale President Peter Salovey had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal affirming … Continue reading “The Case for Admissions Selectivity”
One of the stories in my new book, The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults is that of the changed status of undergraduates and professors. They … Continue reading “The Professors Made Their Bed”
For ten years I served on the GRE Literature Exam committee. The exam is one of the special subject matter exams separate from the regular GRE (with math, verbal, analytical … Continue reading “They’ve Got to Get Rid of Western Civ—They Have To “
People in the education policy and funding worlds don’t like Sandra Stotsky. For years she has been a robust critic of too many things educators, ed school professors, school administrators, … Continue reading “The Truth-Teller”
There is a notable new testing effort afoot. It’s called Imbellus, an assessment project that has raised millions in investment capital and whose founder Rebecca Kantar recently earned a gushing … Continue reading “Be Wary of This Test”
If you want to see one example of why a new populism has emerged in American universities in the last 10 years, take a look at a statement issued last … Continue reading “Faculty in Denial about Own Role in Decline of Humanities”
For a few years in the mid-2000s, David Horowitz was one of the most prominent figures on the campus scene. He didn’t have a PhD and he didn’t belong to … Continue reading “David Horowitz’s Insight About the Academic Left”
Teaching writing is a difficult job best performed by experienced professors, not graduate students.