By Samuel Goldman The Week Universities are surprisingly popular places. In surveys of public confidence, they fare better than banks, big corporations, and the entertainment industry — and much better than journalists. While only about a third of Americans have a degree, colleges play an outsize role in […]
Team Rising reacts to a new plan from Bill de Blasio that would phase out gifted and talented programs in New York City elementary schools.
Robby Soave details the alleged assault of a ninth grader that is bringing bathroom politics back into the national spotlight.
By Daniel Cox, The Signal Some of the most polarized political battles in America over the past year have been about what goes on at schools—whether mask mandates, vaccination requirements, or how teachers should approach the question of racism in U.S. history. A recent report from the American […]
Saagar and guest host Marshall Kosloff discuss the decision by Bill De Blasio to end NYC’s Gifted & Talented Program due to ‘segregation’ as his Mayoral tenure ends.
Ryan Grim and Robby Soave react to the resignation of a Yale professor over what she considers the inappropriate appointment of Henry Kissinger’s to a university advisory board.
Team Rising reacts to the NLRB’s latest ruling on college athletes.
By Ronald L. Daniels, The Atlantic Institutions of higher education have remained, at best, bit players in the project of educating the citizenry. About the author: Ronald J. Daniels is president of Johns Hopkins University and author of the forthcoming book What Universities Owe Democracy. I was born […]
Robby Soave details why the FBI’s investigations of critical race theory protests reveal a stark double standard in free speech protections.
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss the latest round of vaccine mandates in the public and private sector.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll shows nearly half of all voters support vaccine mandates for both adults and children. Emily Jashinsky and Ryan Grim discuss.
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Emily Jashinsky discuss reporting that Israeli officials pressured the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to alter a course on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Krystal and Saagar analyze the decision to close classes at Harvard Business School and what the incoming freshman class at Harvard can tell us about the future of America’s elite
The therapeutists vs. the theocrats. By Bonnie Kristian, The Week Brown University mandates COVID-19 vaccination for faculty, staff, and students alike, so over 95 percent of the campus community is vaccinated. And, as Brown’s pandemic policy pages note, the vaccines are “proven to be highly effective” in preventing […]
My guest today is Amy Chua. Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School. Her books include World on Fire, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, The Triple Package, Political Tribes, and many more. She’s made Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2011 and […]
By Matt Taibbi Michael Sandel’s “The Tyranny of Merit” doesn’t say so, but the pandemic has become the ultimate expression of upper-class America’s obsession with meritocracy. It was impossible to mistake the tone of Joe Biden’s announcement of a vaccine mandate last week. It was an angry speech, […]
Report: 74% of professors targeted for unpopular speech or research end up punished by administrators
By Sarah Imgrund – Liberty University Attempts to sanction scholars for their speech, research or teaching practices has skyrocketed since 2015, with about three in four campaigns leading to some form of professional sanction — including termination — according to a new report by the Foundation for Individual […]
Katie Halper recounts her time with belated actor Michael K. Williams and details the advocacy he cared most about.
Robby Soave makes the case against in-school mask mandates.
By Jack Phillips Epoch Times Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian said he’s resigned from his position in an open letter and accused the college administration of creating an environment that imperils dissent. “I never once believed—nor do I now—that the purpose of instruction was to lead my […]
The principal dividing line in the “culture wars” is between the college-educated and non-college-educated, rather than class, race, gender, or religion. By Nate Cohn, New York Times The front lines of America’s cultural clashes have shifted in recent years. A vigorous wave of progressive activism has helped push […]
Saagar and Marshall respond to a surprising new report showing that young men have abandoned college in the wake of the covid pandemic.
Zaid Jilani breaks down how elite private universities are like the alcohol and tobacco industries, and why they should face taxes on their endowments.
Team Rising discusses news that the Department of Education has opened investigations into five states with bans on in-school mask mandates.
Krystal and Saagar debate whether masks should be banned in schools or not following a push by the DOE to prevent states from overruling local governments and banning masks
By GQ Pan Epoch Times Students at Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University will be fined up to $2,275 and lose internet access if they fail to comply with the university’s COVID-19 vaccination policies. The private liberal arts college in New Haven County announced the new penalties on Aug. 16 in […]
David Dayen, executive director of The American Prospect, discusses the extension of the moratorium on federal student loan payments and debates whether or not the Biden administration will push to cancel student debt altogether.
Team Rising debates who should pay for college education.
By Shahzada Rahim Reviewing the book “Beyond the Boundaries: C.R.L James and Post-National Studies” by Christopher Gair The beginning of 1960s marked the rise of the American Studies as a subject in the academia. The whole discourse of the American Studies was established based upon the metanarrative of […]
Instead of paying to move the rock they should’ve just let Hunter Biden smoke it.
Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farah and Kim Iversen react to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banning masks mandates for schools across the state.
Kim Iversen breaks down a new McKinsey and Company study on the impacts of school closures on kids.
Krystal and guest host Kyle Kulinski expose the lies told by Democrats about student debt forgiveness.
A panel discussion with James Lindsay, Christopher Rufo, Karlyn Borysenko and others for HB544 in NH
This is a panel discussion conducted for state legislators in New Hampshire to help them understand critical race theory.
Kim Iversen discusses the failure of Democrats to push student debt forgiveness.
Briahna Joy Gray: Biden REFUSAL To Extend Student Debt Payments PURELY COSMETIC, Debt STRIKE Coming?
Briahna Joy Gray, host of Bad Faith podcast, discusses the likelihood of President Biden extending the student loan moratorium.
By The Center Square Epoch Times A Sartell-St. Stephen School District student is speaking out after the school required grade-school children to take an equity survey. Some students didn’t understand some of the surveys questions, but were told by a teacher they couldn’t repeat the survey questions to […]
By Peter Weber, The Week The U.S. is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant. Just how dangerous is it? Here’s everything you need to know. What is the Delta variant? The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 — the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — was first […]
By Matt Taibbi Universities built palaces and financiers made fortunes in part through a lie: that student loans can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. But a series of court cases is helping unravel the scam. Stefanie Gray explains why, as a teenager, she was so anxious to leave her […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss Sen. Lindsey Graham’s self-proclaimed war in defense of Chick-fil-A
Emily Jashinsky reacts to President Biden’s nomination of Catherine Lhamon to Department of Education.
Team Rising weighs in on Texas Senate Bill 3 and the coverage it has received.
Kenny Xu, president of Color Us United, discusses his new book, “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.”
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the assimilation of Indigenous students in Indian boarding schools, President Joe Biden’s budget plan, the child tax credit, and the latest reported in books on the […]
This is a great interview with McWhorter, and one of the best discussions I have seen on these topics. He gives the answers I would be inclined to give to the interviewer’s questions. PBS, Firing Line Columbia University linguist and race commentator John McWhorter explains the origins of […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss Cornel West’s resignation from Harvard University.
“I have never let schooling interfere with my education”. -Mark Twain
Joe Sanberg, progressive entrepreneur, discusses where President Biden stands on his campaign promise of canceling student debt.
A problem that I see with this article is that what the authors (one of whom I know personally) are describing is not so much critical race theory specifically as much as contemporary “anti-racism” ideology generally (and related concepts like privilege theory, intersectionality, “whiteness,” etc.), and the illiberalism […]
By Kalle Benallie, Indian Country Today The U.S. Department of Interior will formally investigate the impact of federal Indian boarding schools, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced before tribal leaders on Tuesday. The new “Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative” will result in a detailed report compiled by the Interior […]