Jerry Brown, Chipotle, and Higher Ed

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH One of the basic logical fallacies that composition teachers warn their students to avoid is argument by analogy. No one has ever accused California Governor Jerry Brown of being uneducated or unintelligent. But, all too often, Progressives have latched onto their own harebrained ideas about “reforming” education. Of course, political brainstorms…

My Letter to the Chicago Tribune on Higher Ed

BY JOHN K. WILSON I have a letter to the editor in tomorrow’s Chicago Tribune, in response to a July 11 editorial by the Tribune which glorified the University of Illinois while urging lawmakers to exert more control over other colleges to force them to cut costs and programs. I wrote: The Tribune Editorial Board advises more…

The Threat from Legislating Free Speech

BY JOHN K. WILSON This afternoon (Thurs. April 19 at 1:30pm ET), AAUP political organizer Monica Owens will be holding a Facebook Live event about the threat from legislating free speech. It’s an important time to address these issues, especially since South Carolina has become the first state to pass the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which…

Image of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH   This photo by Eric Thayer for Reuters shows some of the 7,000 pairs of shoes lined up on the Capitol lawn to commemorate the more than 7,000 children who have been killed by guns since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Like 1+