Tag: Education

Recent Read: “Don’t Shun Conservative Professors”

In case you missed it, Arthur C. Brooks has a solid op-ed in the New York Time on academic intellectual freedom. Some highlights: These days, the news is full of sensational stories of violent campus mobs shutting down conservative speakers and freaked-out college administrators treating rioters with kid gloves. Such stories offer excellent fodder for critics who

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Tomorrow’s Jobs Demand We Reinvent Mathematical Education Today

“In the future, there will be only two kinds of people: people who know math and people who work for them.” These words were said to me a few years ago by a colleague at Accenture, and they came back to mind as I looked over a presentation made by Dr. William Jaco, a mathematician at Oklahoma State University,

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STEM Shortage In The US: Yes, But Not For The Obvious Reasons

Over the last few years there has been a lot written about the shortage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) graduates in the US. Walter Hickey, in a piece on BusinessInsider.com, argues that the idea of a STEM shortage is a myth propagated by parties who don’t want to tell Americans the reality, which

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