Walter Williams on the shocking decline in college academic standards.
It would be wonderful if we could develop ways to educate all students, despite whatever kinds of attitudes and behavior they had. But how many generations of other youngsters are we prepared to sacrifice to this hope that has never yet been fulfilled?
The biggest mistake I see parents make is to assume that schools (public, private, whatever) can replace their own responsibility to ensure that their children learn to think.
By making it so easy for students to gain loans, colleges are free to raise their tuition year after year.
The sorry and tragic state of black education and its attendant problems will not be turned around until there’s a change in what’s acceptable behavior and what’s unacceptable behavior.
Parents, students and teachers in the marketplace, acting freely, imaginatively, creatively and rationally, will solve the problem of education for far less money and without all the government interference, rigidity and politics.
In terms of academic achievement, home-schoolers beat out their public school counterparts.
C. Bradley Thompson speaks to the incoming class of Lyceum Scholars on the nature of a liberal arts education.
From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Free speech is a basic tool for indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, sometimes called the Nation’s Report Card, nationally, most black 12th-graders’ test scores are either basic or below basic in reading, writing, math and science.