Another take on Salaita: not an abridgment of academic freedom, but a failure to uphold academic standards
The proliferation of identity politics on our campuses is destroying intellectual vitality.
It’s almost impossible for professors to teach objectively these days.
Emory University’s president has blundered into censure over a remark that shouldn’t offend anyone.
Students can encourage good teaching and discourage bad teaching through operant conditioning.
Higher graduation rates won’t help the economy because college reinforces bad work habits.
College education wouldn’t cost so much if students could “unbundle” and buy just what they want.
Don’t use litigation; get off the campus.
Actually, it’s been pushed down by hordes of money- and power-hungry administrators.
Today’s evaluation of professors according to their popularity with students pales in contrast to the in-depth professional evaluation of teaching of the past.