A Master of Education or a Master of Faux Social Justice?

– January 3, 2022

“While an M.Ed. may look a lot more like an M.SJW. right now, the status quo does not have to be destiny. Education departments are not offering serious classes, but grassroots efforts can help fill the void.” ~ Garion Frankel


What is Critical Race Theory?

“AIER’s Research Director Phil Magness joins James R. Harrigan, AIER’s Senior Editor, and Antony Davies, Professor of economics at Duquesne University to discuss critical race theory.” ~ AIER


Zombie Marxism

– December 30, 2021

“We will need to understand what people like Goldberg have in store. Many Americans have begun to grasp all of this intuitively and have begun to rise up and oppose CRT. To succeed, however, they will need our support.” ~ Mike Gonzalez


TikTok Math Girl

– December 21, 2021

“There’s a part of me that wonders how anybody can use an iPhone to record herself and then share the recording with the entire world and not appreciate how tremendously better life is because of the advance of math, science and technology.” ~ Clifford F. Thies


The Unity of Knowledge

– December 17, 2021

“To avoid groupthink and, worse still, bellyfeel, humans need to foster more creative, independent thought, not hackneyed beliefs possible only within the confines of a pinhole view of the world.” ~ Robert E. Wright


How Do the Feds Get Away with That?

– December 12, 2021

“Purchasing Submission is a brilliant lawyerly attack on a grave and ongoing problem. Hamburger’s thoughtful analysis will no doubt help future litigants prepare their strongest cases against it.” ~ George Leef


The 1619 Project Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

– December 11, 2021

“Rather than following the evidence where it leads, Hannah-Jones picks and chooses bits and pieces of her arguments from a secondary literature based on whether it conforms to her preconceived political narrative.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


The Shady Side of Student Loan Forgiveness

– December 10, 2021

“There are better solutions to address this debt than pushing the burden into taxpayers through loan forgiveness schemes. Instead, policymakers should address the rapidly rising costs of college by closing the loopholes within Borrower to Defense Repayment.” ~ Elizabeth Hicks


Laws, Sausages, and Land-Grants

– December 8, 2021

“The history of these schools is so complicated and idiosyncratic that it provides a fertile field for understanding how history moves forward (in time, not necessarily making progress).” ~ Jane Shaw Stroup


The Myth of “Adjunctification” and Disappearing Tenure in Higher Ed

– December 7, 2021

“These data paint an unambiguous reality that collides with FIRE’s narrative. The adjunctification of higher ed is an empirical myth, and the benefits of tenure are exaggerated in relation to its unseen costs.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


Woke Universities are Rousseau’s Children

– December 6, 2021

“In their furious effort to dictate what speech is and is not acceptable, universities like Michigan and Oklahoma have embraced Rousseau’s censorship, and therefore tyranny.” ~ Garion Frankel


How the ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’ Fable Reveals the Folly of Student Loan Forgiveness

– December 1, 2021

“Today, instead of Aesop Fables, we have Government Fables. One of these Government Fables, College Debt Forgiveness, closely parallels the Ant and the Grasshopper but with a perverted moral.” ~ Michael Heberling