Greg Lukianoff Interview

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Greg Lukianoff is President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a political and legal advocacy group supporting the free-speech rights of students on America’s college campuses. A self-described left-leaning liberal politically, Mr. Lukianoff worked for the ACLU (American Civil liberties Union) and OAR (Organization for Aid to Refugees), as well as for […]

The Top 25 Online Teacher Education Programs

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We all remember teachers who have made a major positive impact on our lives. But even teachers we have forgotten have made a major impact on us, whether for good or ill. It’s from teachers that we learn the ideas, values, and skills that shape our lives. Teaching is therefore a very special profession. But […]

E.D. Hirsch on Education Reform

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E.D. Hirsch, Jr., now retired, was until recently Professor of English and of Education and Humanities at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several widely read books on the subjects of cultural literacy and education reform, including Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know (Houghton Mifflin, 1987), The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking […]

The Great Books Alternative

Contemplating all the different undergraduate degree programs on offer in U.S. colleges and universities today is enough to make anyone’s head spin. Therefore, you may not be exactly thrilled to hear us say that there is one more kind of degree program that you really ought to take into consideration. But bear with us, because […]

Gustavo Dudamel and El Sistema

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Classical music lovers will probably know that Gustavo Dudamel is the recently appointed music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But all those interested in education should take an interest in this remarkable young man. Mr. Dudamel, who is thirty years old, is certainly an excellent conductor. To see for yourself, watch this YouTube video […]

Is Academia Still Relevant?

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A brief article by journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley appeared recently in the July 20 edition of The Wall Street Journal under the provocative title of “Academia’s Crisis of Irrelevance.” In this delightfully acerbic piece, Ms. Riley basically notes the disconnect between the fact that the financial foundation of most institutions of higher education is undergraduate […]

Banning Laptops in the Classroom

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Anyone who has taught in an American college or university recently has most likely been confronted by the spectacle of a quarter or half of the class bending intently over their computer screens throughout the entire hour, instead of looking up earnestly at you, their teacher, standing in the front of the room, manically attempting […]

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