Day: January 25, 2013

Marco Rubio’s Problematic Views on Higher Ed

Sen. Marco Rubio spoke out again this week on the importance of higher education as a support for the middle class. Unlike many other high-profile proponents of higher ed reform, he believes Washington lacks an appreciation for technical education.  So he proposed making federally-backed student loans available to those seeking technical degrees online as well […]

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Let’s Address the Race-Class-History Obsession

For the past 20 years, most of our history departments have had an almost monomaniacal emphasis in on the issues of race, class, gender, and ethnicity in American history.  Meanwhile, there has not been enough attention paid to the history of American politics, economics, culture, and the military. Having taught at the University of Texas […]

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Another Attempt to Justify Preferences and Quotas

Troy Duster, a past president of the American Sociological Association and a professor at the University of California at Berkeley’s Warren Institute for Law and Social Policy, has a long Chronicle of Higher Education article that is usefully if unwittingly revealing and instructive because it so perfectly reflects both the profound misunderstanding of their critics […]

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