Category: Opinion

  • What’s still OK for public schools: a scorecard

    The recent ruling (now on hold) by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to declare the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional and therefore not fit for public schools is just one of the bewildering changes taking place in our public schools. At this moment, maybe it's time to take stock of…

  • UNC-Wilmington feminists abort free speech

    When a new Women's Resource Center was established at my university (UNC-Wilmington), I was concerned that it would serve as more of a resource for feminist professors than for female students. I also suspected that the center would try to advance a "pro-choice" agenda with little tolerance for the views…

  • Moral Victories are for Losers

    Carolina Journal’s Paul Chesser says that The News & Observer’s front page report on the Carolina Hurricanes’ triple-overtime loss to Detroit last weekend was lame, because they laid claim to a “moral victory.”…

  • Of Title IX and 30 years of bureaucratic miasma

    Just from reading the preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, one would not suspect it was the preamble to 30 years’ of controversy, fights over interpretation, compliance tests, and the noxious slew of bureaucratic miasma that followed: “No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis…

  • Sign a form, get college credit

    Shortly after winning the glorified popularity contest to be next year's student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jen Daum announced her plans to develop a course to teach students how to lobby the legislature. As reported by The Daily Tar Heel March 8, "Daum…