Before reading the following passage, note that I probably should retitle this post and change “government” to just about “anyone.” My children go to Catholic schools and there are piles of things they learn there that are either misinformed, plain wrong, questionable, etc. I like that they are exposed to things that I think are […]
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Posted in Education on May 9th, 2015
In yesterday’s news, our university announced the creation of another new institute/initiative, the Institute for Performing Arts. Note that one of the students depicted there is one of my very best students! So this institute seems like a really great idea. I am wondering how many initiatives and institutes our university has shut down over […]
Such a question is normally asked by me in an intermediate micro class to illustrate that basic economic tools can be useful for understanding the most pedestrian events of our everyday life. Indeed, I was all set to have my intro students grapple with this earth altering question as I wander into class today. But […]
This may come as a surprise to those who tend to hold diametric socio-political views than myself, but it’s pretty clear to me that the most fashionable young socialists that populate the college campus community are far closer to be anarchists than, say, someone like me. How can I say this? Well, a college campus is increasingly […]
Like many parents, last week I was able to attend the opening meetings at our childrens’ school which included a brief “ra ra” assembly with the Principal and then we go to the classrooms to meet the teachers and listen to their shpiel on how they will educate our kids and how lucky they are to […]
There is no doubt in my mind that Universities are doing themselves and their students a disservice with the amount of information that they slam them with to start their college careers. Many schools. ours included, have nearly an entire week of new student Orientation that is packed from morning to evening with activities and […]
I very much enjoyed this article on the possibility of molten-salt nuclear reactors becoming operational in the near future. They are safe, and they can use spent uranium to fuel. For those who know me, I was a physics major back in the day, and badly wanted to go into the field of nuclear power […]
Next week is election day. If you did not know about it, that is because yo’re not supposed to know about it. We hold our annual school district elections on their own day in the spring. I am sure if you were to ask why they are held in the spring and not on the day we […]
Forgive my stereotyping. I’d argue that a general position on the right is that “they” are opposed to the expansion of Pell Grants. Indeed, a hypothesis (that I’ve even published on back in my days as a useful scholar) that gained traction in those circles is known as the “Bennett Hypothesis” – a not crazy […]
Worth far more than a mere link, UCLA economist Matthew Kahn comments on Alan Dershowitz’s retirement from Harvard’s faculty.