What Will Happen to ‘U.S. News’ Rankings?
"The question in the admissions world right now is fairly simple: Will the moves by leading law schools against the rankings of U.S. News & World Report spread to undergraduate institutions? ... Many have been waiting for a similar push by undergraduate colleges. But thus far, they have been disappointed." – Inside Higher Ed, 12/5/22
Only 4 percent of faculty donations went to Republicans in 2022: College Fix analysis
"The College Fix analysis found that when faculty donations were broken down between Democratic candidates and organizations versus Republican candidates and organizations, 96 percent of faculty donations went to Democrats. In total, university faculty donated about $3.75 million to Democrats, while approximately $160,000 went to Republicans." – The College Fix, 12/5/22
Kansas Judge Quits KU Law Over Speaker Controversy
"Kansas Supreme Court justice Caleb Stegall is leaving his adjunct position at the University of Kansas, rankled by the way administrators handled a controversy over a conservative speaker. Stegall, who earned his law degree at KU, taught appellate advocacy at the law school." – Inside Higher Ed, 12/5/22
The NCAA’s Own Goal
"As colleges and universities began waiving testing requirements during the pandemic, the NCAA followed suit. At the time, this decision was justifiable given that testing centers and schools were closed, students were not learning the requisite course material, and access to test preparation opportunities was limited for many students. The relevance of this rationale has faded over the past two years." – James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, 12/5/22
Institutions of Lower Learning
"As if you needed any further evidence that even our most prestigious institutions of higher learning have degenerated into woke indoctrination mills aimed at deconstructing the moral, intellectual, and cultural underpinnings of our civilization, a new course catalog for Princeton University reveals that the Ivy League school will begin offering its students courses on BDSM and fetishism next year." – FrontPageMag, 12/5/22
A Legal Impasse or a Turf War?
"Three California community colleges are fighting to start new baccalaureate programs, which their leaders insist would fill critical local workforce needs and help students who couldn’t otherwise afford to pursue a four-year degree. But their plans have faced repeated roadblocks from the California State University system." – Inside Higher Ed, 12/5/22
Our Devastating Education Schemes
"Little did I know that when I was teaching in the 1990s and 'multicultural education' became all the rage that it was just the beginning of an onslaught of radical endeavors that show no sign of abating. As 2022 winds down, let’s take a glimpse at a small sampling of the schemes that have been inflicted on America’s children over the past few years." – American Greatness, 12/4/22
Woke Insanity Detected in Another Patient: Tulane School of Medicine
"It now appears that Tulane School of Medicine has revised its mission to ensure that our faculty and students receive indoctrination that divides us into either 'oppressors' or 'victims.' This mindset, as unreasonable as it is inflexible, is degrading our ability to deal with the health-care world as it really is." – National Review, 12/3/22
"By taking the step of becoming first 'test optional' and then 'test blind,' UC has joined a growing list of US colleges and universities that are not requiring SAT or ACT scores for consideration in the admissions process. ... Those who had been following UC’s deliberations about retaining or abandoning standardized-admissions tests may be surprised by the UC announcement." – Quillette, 12/3/22
DeSantis helped flip school boards. They’re now making a mark.
"Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, pressing his education culture war, took the extraordinary step of endorsing school board candidates in nonpartisan races. Now the winners are beginning to make their mark. Since Election Day, newly conservative school boards in two counties have moved to push out their superintendents." – Washington Post, 12/3/22