Last night I attended a fundraiser for the Washington Conservatory of Music (WCM), sponsored and hosted by K&L Gates law firm. The proceeds will fund music lesson scholarships for students who cannot afford them.… MORE >>
Adam Grant is the wunderkind of business professors, a Harvard and University of Michigan graduate who, at 31, is the youngest tenured faculty at Wharton Business School.… MORE >>
In their op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on May 14 (subscription required), Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern and Joel Klein, former chancellor of New York City schools, team up to state a “conservative” case for the Common Core State Standards.… MORE >>
After I published The Faculty Lounges in 2011, making the case for ending tenure in higher education, interviewers would often ask me two questions: 1) Do you really think that’s feasible?… MORE >>
The IRS simultaneously apologized on a Friday (to minimize media scrutiny) and denied it had done anything wrong, or done anything wrong for political reasons, or done anything wrong at a high level of the organization.… MORE >>
How many ways can donor intent be violated? Quite a few, as it turns out.
Of course, most violations of donor intent occur when a grant recipient has spent money other than as the donor intended.… MORE >>
“The way we think about charity is dead wrong” is the title of Dan Pallotta’s March TED Talk. It has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.… MORE >>
The Indiana legislature has wisely pushed the pause button on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Now it’s time to think again about how the development of and campaign for the Common Core expose deep rifts in our federalist system.… MORE >>
The sexual revolution will probably always remain something of a mystery to people (like me) who have come of age after it. Reading the obituary of John Williamson in the New York Times… MORE >> today, I was struck by how much the proponents of freeing society from its backward sexual mores sound like absurd charlatans rather than the visionaries they claimed to be.
My children’s favorite picture from a trip I took to Iraq was a garbage truck decked out with garlands of flowers—I was told this remarkable decoration was occasion by Ramadan.… MORE >>