Fred Siegel at City Journal reviews new books by Stanley Kurtz and John Ellis.
Nobody in my family is choosing a college. But if somebody were, I think this site would be useful. (Just the information on acceptance rates is really interesting.)
Edmit offers smart personal advice for you on how to make the college decision.
May be of interest to some of my younger readers.
Not that they'll recognize it nor even if they do that they will care, but it's an excellent point.
I don't need it, but for anyone considering the question, it sounds like the reviewed book is something that should be read. (Particularly for those planning to go into the humanities or most social sciences. I speculate it would be less important for people attracted to the hard sciences.)
I'll brag a bit and state that when this theory was all the rage some years back, I thought it sounded like at least 90% baloney. (If I remember correctly one of the learning styles was "kinesthetic": you supposedly learned through movement. Sheeesh.)
Sounds like the opening shot in what will probably be a long war.
"Kids and Teachers Are Going to Need Therapy if Schools Follow the CDC's Recommendations for Classrooms"
People are adaptable, but it does sound like these guidelines need some work.
The author needs more data from later in people's careers. But it's the beginning of an interesting argument.
A short but devastating critique of the let's-abandon-SATs crowd. The author ends with "You have to admire their cheek." I understand what he means, but no, I don't have to admire anything about this idea.