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On the Road to Radically New Evaluation of Colleges’ Performance

Kudos to Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed for his detailed ongoing coverage of the rocky road to forcing colleges and universities to define and measure student outcomes in a manner that would permit public comparisons of similar institutions. Learn more here about the latest efforts toward this goal–by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges–and how they are scaring colleges silly.

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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The New, New Anti-Semitism

The old anti-Semitism was mostly, but not exclusively, a tribal prejudice expressed in America up until the mid 20th century most intensely on the right. It manifested itself from the silk-stocking country club and corporation (“gentlemen’s agreement”) to the rawer regions of the Ku Klux Klan’s lunatic ... Read More

The Left, the Wall, the Truth

Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America's southern border. 1. A wall is ineffective. 2. A wall is too expensive. 3. A wall is immoral. Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on ... Read More