Paul Craft

Real Instruction

Reviewing the new book, Higher Education?. by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Emory University professor Mark Bauerlein hones in on a familiar conservative trope: tenured professors are entitled, unpractical or just plain lazy. (Of the many segments of American society that conservatives love to hate, college professors rank up there… Read more »

Some Schools Resist Anti-Cheating Software

Last week Trip Gabriel wrote in the New York Times about the increasingly high-tech methods employed by universities to catch cheating students. Fifty-five percent of Universities use anti-plagiarism websites, according a study cited by the article. But some universities have resisted the rising popularity–from around 6,000 client institutions in 2006 to over 9,000 in 2010–of… Read more »

Public and Pricey

In March, the College Guide pointed out that California’s in-state tuition now consumes 13 percent of the Golden State’s Median Family Income (MFI), a figure that reveals California’s famously democratic education ethos – the University of California founding Charter states, “tuition shall be free to all residents of the State” — to be not quite… Read more »