Day: April 4, 2013

The Five Fallacies Of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court decided last week to review the Sixth Circuit’s decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, whose majority opinion (joined by all 8 Democratic appointees, opposed by all 7 Republican appointees) held that the 14th Amendment bars the people of Michigan from amending their state constitution to prohibit preferential treatment based […]

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The Four Lessons I Learned by Taking a MOOC

Very few people who enroll in MOOCs (massive open online courses) tell us about the experience. I just took one and learned these lessons: Lesson One: Professors need to start phasing out in-class lecturing now. Based on my own experience as a student and as an adjunct professor, the vast majority of professors spend much […]

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Video: What Does Bowdoin Teach?

Yesterday the Manhattan Institute sponsored a panel on the National Association of Scholars’ report on the decline of Bowdoin College. It featured Peter Wood, Thomas Klingenstein, and William Bennett. You can watch the video below:

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