By Audrey Williams June Chronicle of Higher Education New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center provides a somber final tally of college enrollment during the fall of 2021: It dropped 2.7 percent from a year earlier, a decline of 476,100 students. Undergraduate enrollment, which was down at […]
By Paul Blest, Vice The lawsuit calls the group schools a “price-fixing cartel.” More than a dozen of the nation’s top universities—including Ivy League universities Yale, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania—allegedly used their financial aid policies to rip off more than 170,000 students for […]
Krystal and Saagar review the lawsuit being brought against elite colleges and universities alleging criminal collusion to deny students the proper financial aid among other charges
By Caroline Mimbs Nyce The Atlantic Omicron is leading to school closures and reigniting familiar debates around the safety of in-person learning. In Chicago, public schools remain closed amid a dispute with the teachers’ union over when to switch to remote instruction. Districts in other parts of the […]
Krystal examines the crisis of American children due to the covid guidelines in schools over the past two years that have caused major mental health issues and educational setbacks
Chicago Teachers Union image courtesy of AP Photo/M. Spencer Green.
Robby Soave details the latest academic freedom violation on a college campus.
By Emma Pettit Chronicle of Higher Education Classroom norms are changing. Where’s the line, and who decides? Erica Cope admits it wasn’t a great lesson. In the fall of 2020, Cope, like faculty members across the country, was teaching virtually, from her kitchen table. None of her students — […]
Krystal and Saagar deliver more good news on the Omicron covid variant based on early data obtained from places where the variant has quickly spread and case numbers are rising
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press MISSION, Kan. (AP) — What students are learning about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 may depend on where they live. In a Boston suburb in heavily Democratic Massachusetts, history teacher Justin Voldman said his students will spend the day […]
By Samantha Jones New Discourses I have a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies, but I’m not woke anymore. I write under a pseudonym because, if my colleagues were to find out about my criticisms of this field, I would be unable to find any employment in academia. That someone […]
Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, joins The Realignment to discuss the differences between debates over political correctness in the […]
Krystal and Saagar tell the story of graduate students at NYU who are paying sky high prices for tuition and living expenses that leads to colossal debt and desperate methods to pay it off
Matt Taibbi makes the case that if Democrats don’t change their tune on parental influence in school curriculum, they’re doomed in 2022.
Robby Soave makes the case that schools should not go back to virtual education, despite some teachers’ expressed interest in doing so.
Krystal and Saagar examine the new data showing how poorly the graduating class of 2020 has fared in the job market and what that means for America going forward
Tom Woods Show Mark Crispin Miller, who teaches (among other things) a course on propaganda for New York University, discusses his run-in with the administration, as well as how the present case of propaganda compares with previous examples. LISTEN HERE
Robby Soave reacts to 1619 Project architect, Nikole Hannah-Jones’s, recent comments about parent choice in schools.
US political culture, particularly elite culture, has experienced a sharp leftward lurch in recent years. Hardcore wokesters are actually a very small minority compared to the general public, but they tend to be concentrated in sectors where they have a platform and influence that is greatly disproportional to […]
Team Rising discusses the re-extension of the student loan repayment freeze, and whether student loan debt will ever be cancelled.
Krystal and Saagar break down the decision by the Biden administration to halt student loan payments until May after pressure from media outlets caused them to change their position
By Joel Kotkin If ignorance is bliss, the Western world should be ecstatic. Even as colleges churn out degrees and collect fees, and technology makes information instantly accessible, the basic level of literacy, as measured by such things as reading books and acquainting oneself with the past, is […]
By Matt Taibbi As the wealthiest county in America found out, difficult political problems can’t just be swept under a rug, or into a parking lot. Part Four of a Series. For parts one, two, and three of “A Culture War in Four Acts: Loudoun County, Virginia,” click […]
By Matt Taibbi In part three of a series. an opposition galvanized by revelations of bizarre school policies finds itself on an enemies list. Part three of a series. For parts one and two of “A Culture War in Four Acts: Loudoun County, Virginia,” click here and here. […]
Daniel Cox, Director of the Survey Center on American Life, breaks down new survey results on community, friendship, and college education.
Saagar exposes the CDC lies on masking children in schools that have repeatedly been used to justify mandating students mask in schools even as it harms cognitive development and mental health
Krystal and Saagar comment on the dystopian scene of teachers scrambling for cash to fund supplies for their classrooms at halftime of a hockey game
Krystal and Saagar compare the past statements President Biden has made about cancelling some student debt to what the White House plans on doing about it now
Saagar goes over the new covid madness arising from the Omicron variant on college campuses and in blue states and why he has had enough of the endless covid guidelines
By Shane Trotter, Quillette When people lose the connection between their actions and their consequences, they lose their hold on reality and the further this goes the more it looks like madness. ~Robert Greene A recent study conducted at the Naval Academy showed that students learn less from […]
Krystal and Saagar weigh in on the Biden administration’s decision to resume collecting student loan payments early in 2022 despite the difficult economic conditions for recent college grads
Briahna Joy Gray shares her reaction to the viral teacher ‘cash grab’ video out of South Dakota, as well as President Biden’s decision to not cancel student debt.
Robby Radar argues against covid vaccine mandates for chidlren.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It happens over and over again. Another day, another shooting. Another day, another nightmare. Another sleepy small-town community put on the map for all the most horrifying of reasons. Another school shattered by unspeakable violence. Another lonely pissed […]
By Matt Taibbi A furious controversy in the richest county in America was about race, all right, but not in the way national media presented it. Part one of a series. Part One: “The Inconvenient Minority.” November 2, 2021, Election night, town of Sterling, Loudoun County, Virginia. Thanks […]
By Nancy Loo, Nexstar Media Wire LOS ANGELES (NewsNation Now) — Bad report cards could soon be a thing of the past in California as some of the state’s largest school districts are dropping “D” and “F” grades. Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Oakland Unified, Sacramento City Unified and other […]
Robby Soave makes the case that schools should spend their COVID relief funding on measures that will kelp kids immediately, not in the abstract long term.
Krystal and Saagar are joined by economist and researcher Amory Gethin to look at how cultural divides caused by education have weakened class politics in America and elsewhere
Briahna Joy Gray speaks with Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor of Newsweek & author of a provocative new book titled Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy. A self-described “former woke,” Batya is now skeptical of left media culture that feels increasingly elite & distant from journalisms […]
Robby Soave makes the case against extensive COVID-19 measures for children.
By Conor Friedersdorf The Atlantic Instead of using his acquittal to promote vigorous discussion, many administrators sent out statements decrying the verdict. At universities, the recent acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse should be an opportunity to study a divisive case that sparked complex debates about issues as varied as […]
Robby Soave breaks down the response to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict amongst elite university administrations.
Astra Taylor, author and organizer, makes the case for cancelling all debt.
Rep. Ro Khanna explains what he believes is Democrats’ central messaging problem.
A former university instructor talks about his experience so far with quitting the classroom to teach independently on the internet. Jackson Crawford, Ph.D.: Sharing real expertise in Norse language and myth with people hungry to learn, free of both ivory tower elitism and the agendas of self-appointed gurus. […]
Telos Telos Zoom Symposium Saturday, November 20, 2021 4 pm to 6 pm U.S. Eastern time In order to attend, you must register in advance for this meeting: https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdOuqpjgvHdYmcpmVrYGEtS281tfiY2vD After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. About the Symposium Trapped between […]
By Damon Linker, The Week An unresolved contradiction still plagues the controversial history as it releases in book form. What does it mean to tell a country’s story? In August 2019, The New York Times Magazine proposed one answer to this question for the United States. A package of essays […]
Ryan Grim details why the stories of American heroes like Robert Smalls should be taught in schools.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson, and Terminal Philosophy to discuss whether history should be interpreted in terms of revolutionary change or evolutionary gradualism.
Host of Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, makes the case that failing to cancel student debt will hurt Joe Biden and Democrats’ chances of succeeding in the 2022 and 2024 elections.