There is a tendency to exaggerate the “evils” which of the factory system and factory legislation was not essential to the ultimate disappearance of those “evils.” Conditions which modern standards would condemn were then common to the community as a whole.
In Korea, top teachers make millions.
Poor performance is often blamed on finances; however, the poorest performing schools have the highest per-pupil spending.
Today, unfortunately, we’ve replaced practices that work with practices that sound good and caring, and we’re witnessing the results.
‘Progressive’ cities, on average, have black/white achievement gaps in math and reading that are 15 and 13 percentage points higher than in ‘conservative’ cities.
The true tragedy is that so many Americans are blind to the fact that today’s colleges and universities pose a threat on several fronts to the well-being of our nation.
A new spirit of intellectual intolerance has emerged and congealed in American academia. Their proponents are the new totalitarians who brook neither dissent, debate, nor disagreement.
Society’s greatest concern, claim the so-called humanitarians, is our children–who are suffering from inadequate nutrition, shelter and health care. Yet these same “humanitarians” are silent about the scourge destroying a child’s mind–his textbooks.
Although Caplan thinks college is mostly a scam, he says there’s one type of person who definitely benefits — professors like him.
Unless the cycle of promoting and nursing imaginary grievances is ended, diversity bureaucracies will take over our colleges and universities, supplanting altogether the goal of higher education.
The fact that unscrupulous parents paid millions for special favors from college administrators to enroll their children pales in comparison to the poor educational outcomes, not to mention the gross indoctrination of young people by leftist professors.
Why do U.S. students persistently score lower than students from other nations on international tests?