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Quality Education Reform Starts in the States

Don-NielsenBy Donald Nielsen
Originally published in The Hill

Conservatives and liberals alike may rejoice at the notion that 2015 brings with it a chance to revamp the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will be the new chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and has said that his top priority is a revision of NCLB.

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Quality education reform starts in the states

Conservatives and liberals alike may rejoice at the notion that 2015 brings with it a chance to revamp the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will be the new chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and has said that his top priority is a revision of NCLB. Alexander is on the Read More ›

Darwin Day In America

Darwin Day in America tells the disturbing story of scientific expertise run amuck, exposing how an ideological interpretation of Darwinian biology and reductionist science have been used to degrade American culture over the past century through their impact on criminal justice, welfare, business, education, and bioethics.

Chasing Corporations Out Of The U.S.

Unemployment is foremost on everyone’s mind today. Yet jobs can continue to leave the U.S. because of the threat of new taxes, the convergence of technology, the ease of digital collaboration and ready access to abundant foreign engineering talent. Multinational corporate executives may have to move R&D, product development, management and manufacturing overseas when there is no longer a comparative Read More ›

Poli-Sci and the Liberal Professorate

Professor Matthew Manweller at the Gorton Summer Lecture Series talks about the collegiate educational system today. He discusses the failure of colleges to educate students–instead, he suggests, they indoctrinate them. Dr. Manweller notes how tenure creates a homogeneity within academia and how students are then leaving higher education ill-prepared to be thriving U.S. citizens.