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Posts from Letters

Curriculum, Not Finances, Most Important to a College’s Survival

Closures could indicate that the system of higher education in general is working as it should.

Full Participation at College Requires Ability to Speak Freely

We can’t silence people because they might say things that make others uncomfortable.

The Barriers to Change at So-Called ‘Elite’ Universities

A correction added to an essay was unnecessary.

Higher Ed Has Only Itself to Blame for Quandary Over ChatGPT

The technology couldn’t flourish in a culture that hadn’t already fully embraced utilitarianism.

Center for Civic Education at U. of Florida Was Always a Political Provocation

Overreaching by intellectuals who place themselves in the vanguard of progressive change has offered red bait for political saboteurs.

Essay Critical of How Elite Colleges Praise Their Students Conflated Effort and Merit

Individual students who eschew social activities in order to write excellent papers do deserve to have their work recognized.

False That Academic Freedom Must Sometimes Cede to DEI Objectives

Administrators who take that approach are breaching a contract with their employees.

At Macalester College, the Feelings of the Religious Also Matter

While the point of education may not specifically be to reduce harm, it is not our job to intentionally inflict it.

Article on Autistic Students Included Ableist Language

It would help if advocates and allies educated themselves about the importance of inclusive language.

Wrong to Include Details of Subject’s Crime in Article on Prison Education

It undermines her attempts to build a life and identity that’s not defined by her past.
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