Education

"States are cutting university budgets. Taxpayers aren't interested in funding campus kooks"

I don't know about anybody else, but I certainly don't want my tax dollars funding campus kooks.

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make crazy. And higher education has become objectively crazy. It’s not a shock that taxpayers think their money might be better spent elsewhere than on subsidizing enclaves of insanity. It’s especially true when universities spend so much of their time attacking so many of the Americans who pay taxes to support them, from Trump voters, to Christians, to gun owners and businesspeople. It takes a lot of chutzpah to slap someone in the face and then put your hand out for money, but that’s what universities have been doing for decades and with special force over the past few years.


"What We Have Here Is Failure to Educate"

Piece about tragic educational malpractice. (The reference in the fine title is to Cool Hand Luke.)

But there's plenty--plenty, I tell you--of such malpractice in the schools these days. See, for instance, the following:

Should Public Schools be Allowed to Deceive Parents?

By getting rid of grades and honor rolls, NYC’s education department will hurt the kids it claims to want to help

Main Line Madness: Schools in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, adopt critical pedagogy—and face a parental backlash.

The New Plan: Washington, D.C.’s top prep schools implement “antiracism” curricula in lockstep.

New York’s Private Schools Tackle White Privilege. It Has Not Been Easy.

Why math education has suffered.

But parents are starting to seek alternatives:

A Deserved 'Moment of Truth' for Public Schools as a Record Number of Parents Opt Out.

American Homeschooling Goes Boom.

Homeschooling Is Surging Across America. Homeschoolers Told Us Why.

Homeschool Interest In Texas Jumps 5 Fold From 2020 Record.