Mark Bauerlein

Mark Bauerlein is a professor of English at Emory University, and recently served as director of research at the National Endowment for the Arts. A UCLA PhD and until a ...

Mark Bauerlein is a professor of English at Emory University, and recently served as director of research at the National Endowment for the Arts. A UCLA PhD and until a few years ago a staunch liberal Democrat, Bauerlein now focuses on improving the intellectual and political climate of liberal education. His books include Literary Criticism: An Autopsy and Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Yale Review, TLS, Reason Magazine, The Weekly Standard, and Chronicle of Higher Education.

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The Texas Social-Studies Curriculum

The Wall Street Journal today has an op-ed (subscribers only) by David Upham of the University of Dallas on proposed changes to the state social-studies curriculum. The Texas board of education ...

The Conservative Reform Failure

Inside Higher Ed notes that, according to the Chicago Tribune, Shimer College has fired its president, Tom Lindsay. Score another disappointing outcome in the effort to bring more conservative and libertarian ideas ...

A Candidate to Watch

Critics and reformers of higher education often complain that they can’t get politicians to pay attention to the college campus. Politicians don’t want to mess in academic matters (except regarding ...

The Online Skills Laboratory

At Inside Higher Ed, Rick Hess has an article on an Obama-administration program that aims to make college available to more students, but that marks “launched a worrisome but largely ...

Readers and Non-Readers

Jane is right to worry about whether having students pick their own books will only produce a generation of know-nothings who think their own tastes are valid enough. What we ...

Mean Conservatives and Confident Students

In education worlds for several years, somehow, the self-esteem of students has come to be an ideological dividing line. Many progressivist theorists and teachers, child-centered and open to multiple learning ...

In Fairness to Stanley Fish . . .

I should say that I overstated the case when I said that Fish tried to keep NAS members from serving on Duke personnel and promotion committees. In truth, as the NAS ...