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University of Missouri sued for violating conservative donor’s mandate | The College Fix

The University of Missouri faces a multi-million dollar lawsuit for allegedly not adhering to the requirements of a conservative donor’s gift. In 2002, financier Sherlock Hibbs gave the school $5 million with the proviso that the money “fund six professorships at the … Continue reading

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Cruelty to Black Students, by Walter E.Williams | Creators Syndicate

September 21, 2016 Last year’s college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year’s college news is about black student demands for segregated campus housing and other racially segregated campus spaces and programs. … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Ignorance of Young Adults | Restoring Liberty

October 27, 2016/by Walter E. Williams Do you wonder why Sen. Bernie Sanders and his ideas are so popular among American college students? The answer is that they, like so many other young people who think they know it all, are … Continue reading

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Why Schools Don’t Educate – The Natural Child Project

by John Taylor Gatto I accept this award on behalf of all the fine teachers I’ve known over the years who’ve struggled to make their transactions with children honorable ones, men and women who are never complacent, always questioning, always … Continue reading

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Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion | Intellectual Takeout

Annie Holmquist | June 19, 2018       A few years ago, the ACT released a study showing that K-12 teachers and college instructors believe discerning between fact and opinion is one of the most important things students can learn. Unfortunately, less than 20 … Continue reading

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College Illiteracy is Growing | Intellectual Takeout

Annie Holmquist | February 17, 2017       For a number of years, it was assumed that public education was swimming along, efficiently educating children of all ages. More recently, the products coming out of public schools have caused a troubling concern … Continue reading

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How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students

Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation’s “report card,” was released. It’s not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in … Continue reading

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