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Liberal Arts Students Earn Less?

The sky is falling!  The Wall Street Journal ran an article titled “Parents’ Fears Confirmed: Liberal Arts Students Earn Less” that appeared to assert that students going to a liberal ...

Welcome to My World

If there is one way to sum up my first three months as a Faculty Senate chair, it’s that I’ve taken the red pill that unearthed the reality of 2014 ...

Mere College Graduates Can Be Teachers?

The Indiana State Board of Education is proposing a teaching license that would allow college graduates with good grades and work experience to become classroom teachers.  According to the Board: “Candidates ...

Jaywalking in Class

One of my favorite ways to rib students in class is by quizzing them on topics they should know, but they don’t.  Think Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking,” but I’m the Jay ...

Trash Those Slides

PowerPoint makes good teachers bad and bad teachers worse.  Yet, it’s so pervasive that I often wonder if I’m alone in my distaste.  Thankfully, I’m not.  Kudos to Rebecca Schuman, ...

Prager U: Why Capitalism Works

“The genius of capitalism is that it channels self-interest into altruism.” In the newest Prager University course, renowned social critic George Gilder critiques the idea that capitalism is a selfish economic ...

Prager U: The Bigger the Government…

…the smaller the citizen. Anarchists are apt to favor abolition of the Federal government; the rest of us want to debate when that government should be the first resort and when ...