Schools for Scandal

Some recent surprisingly honest talk from the U.K.’s new Chief Inspector of Schools about violent and intimidating no-go areas existing in certain places of inner-city “learning” [sic] have helped spark a debate about poor behavior amongst the nation’s increasingly errant schoolchildren. As an ex-teacher myself, this all brought back a few previously successfully repressed memories. I admit, some examples of juvenile delinquency can be fairly amusing and inventive. I do fondly remember the child hacker who infiltrated the internal computer system of one school I knew of and sent out ...

Our Public Schools Are a National Disaster

Perhaps what's most distressing about the latest collapse in high school test scores is that no one seems to be very distressed. You've probably heard the news that ACT scores ...

College Rip-Off

It's August. Many young people head off to college. This year, fortunately, fewer will go. I say "fortunately" because college is now an overpriced scam. Overpriced, because ...

Democrats Are Throwing Kids Off the School Bus

Have you heard the outrageous story of what happened recently in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital? Gov. Josh Shapiro (D-Pa.), elected in 2022, had campaigned on school choice ...

Memorial Hall, Harvard University

Balderdash U d/b/a Harvard University

If Harvard were renamed Balderdash U, it might be forgiven for what at least two of its spokesmen wrote following the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that Harvard’s affirmative ...

College Racism

The Left is angry because the Supreme Court ruled race-based affirmative action unconstitutional. President Joe Biden says he "strongly disagrees." But Chief Justice John Roberts ...

The Truth About Legacies

After an initial burst of indignation at the Supreme Court for taking on the unpleasant task of informing college admissions offices that race discrimination is unconstitutional, ...

Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard: All Race, All the Time

As the clock ticked on racist admission policies at the country’s top colleges, Harvard announced prophylactically (but in vain) its selection of a new president, Claudine Gay, ...

What’s the Matter With Texas Republicans When It Comes to School Choice Legislation?

This has been the year for school choice all over the country. At least six additional states joined Arizona and Florida to give parents the funds to send their children to ...

Marxian Education

Some schools are ditching traditional grading. Instead, they use "labor-based grading," an idea promoted by Arizona State University professor Asao Inoue. Labor-based grading ...

Royce Hall, UCLA

Low-Grade Fever

Last week, millions of college acceptances and rejections were sent out to high school seniors. While the 2023 data won’t be available for some time, using 2022 numbers we can ...

Stanford University

To Encourage the Others

Tenure—lifetime employment for college professors—is under attack from all sides. The American custom of granting thirtysomething professors the right to a job for life was ...

It’s Now or Never for School Choice Everywhere

This story could bring tears to your eyes. In Baltimore, Maryland, there are 23 schools in which not one single student tested "proficient in math." Can we all agree these are ...

A New Dawn: The End of Legal Discrimination?

For more than 50 years, our country has been engaged in systemic discrimination against the nation's most despised racial group, whites. Recently, the Supreme Court heard cases ...


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