Ain't that the truth.
As you may have read poor NKJ had her tenure offer at UNC-CH withdrawn by the UNC's Board of Trustees. Alexander Cockburn offers a brief, funny commentary highlighted by these two fine paragraphs:
You’d have thought that with her scant attention to detail, short temper and proneness to error, NHJ would be perfectly well-suited to a career in academia. Fortunately UNC agrees — they’ve offered her a non-tenured teaching position instead.
But academics at the college have written an angry letter protesting that NHJ was denied tenure. ‘The national politicization of universities, journalism and the social sciences undermines the integrity of and academic freedom within the whole University of North Carolina system,’ they warn. Cockburn agrees: we must consider the integrity of the school that made up fake classes to boost the GPAs of its student-athletes! (Were there ever any meaningful consequences for that, by the way?) [Answer: hell no. --Ed.]
I have absolutely no idea how much the student will learn, but the price and convenience will be pretty hard to beat.
Sound good to me.
At one online Texas institution, high schoolers learn a high-paying trade, while college is optional.
"School District Tells Principals To Create Fake Curriculum To Send Parents After Complaints Of Indoctrination"
Yet another Liberal idea that is so absolutely, so clearly good that it has to be hidden from everyone.
Argument by a college professor of religious studies that an important virtue of a liberal arts degree is that it teachers students to be humble and to know more about what they don't know.
No doubt these are valuable. But at four years and many thousands of dollars, to me the price seems very steep.
UPDATE: link added now.
As the proud possessor of no fewer than six years of foreign language instruction in U.S. public schools, of which a couple of months later I retained about a dozen words, I've long thought this is a good question.
Arnold Kling, correct as usual:
If we are going to continue to keep the public school concept, we need significant reforms.
1. Smaller school districts.
2. Much diminished power for teachers’ unions.
3. A totally different approach for training teachers, based on evidence rather than ideology.
Let's hope so:
The backlash to critical race theory, gender ideology and what is often called "wokeness" in schools represents a rare example of bipartisan agreement during a hyper-polarized time. The backlash to critical race theory, gender ideology and what is often called "wokeness" in schools represents a rare example of bipartisan agreement during a hyper-polarized time.
Really excellent six and a half minute video by Institute for Justice.
(If you're looking for a place to send charitable contributions to, I recommend IJ. They do terrific work.)