Day: September 11, 2014

Donna Shalala: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The redoubtable Donna Shalala is retiring as president of the University of Miami, leaving behind a major record of service in higher education and government, as well as a mixed record on censorship and free speech. Before her tenure at Miami she served as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton Administration; Chancellor […]

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‘Bill, You’re Wrong about Common Core’

For years, Bill Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education, has avoided taking a position on the Common Core K-12 State Standards.  But yesterday he declared himself in favor. His essay in The Wall Street Journal, under the headline “The Conservative Case for Common Core,” dwells on the idea that conservatives generally favor good books, shared […]

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