Required Readings

College cost calculator, “treasonous” activism in India, low ACT essay scores, evaluating Super Bowl ads, Texas BoE candidate, and scholarly publishing: Required Readings, 02.16.16

For parents, teachers, and anyone who knows a high school student considering a four-year institution: A college cost calculator that personalizes U.S. Department of Education data based on state and family income. Campus activism in India is drawing a great deal of debate and activity, including charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy against …

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Required Readings

Kitzmiller +10, Timothy Hunt, overrated Ivies, Alabama science: Required Readings, 09.13.15

This week saw the 10th anniversary of the Kitzmiller v Dover decision, which established that the teaching of intelligent design in publicly funded schools is unconstitutional. The latest in the story of British biochemist and professor Timothy Hunt. A new book posits that elite Ivy League universities are overrated student …

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Art and Ideology in the Classroom

A graduate student at Northwestern University has been in the news recently for refusing to participate in a concert and consequently being threatened with failing a class. One of the works on the concert programme, a 1957 piece by Howard Hanson entitled “Song of Democracy,” uses text from two poems …

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