Tag: Stanford University

The decline and fall of the American male

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that at the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women comprised 59.5% of college students, an all-time high. Men, at 40.5%, were at an all-time low, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse. The Journal also reported that U.S. colleges and universities[Read More…]

A farewell to Edsel

The central problem in American K-12 education, as John Chubb and Terry Moe instructed us years ago in their book, “Politics, Markets, and America’s Schools,” is politics. In most human endeavors, we make more of what people want. If people want less of something, they stop purchasing it, quickly sending[Read More…]

Uneasy lies the head that wears the tiara

Recently, I watched Liberty: the American Revolution.  The documentary includes a dramatization of letters Abigail Adams wrote to her sister while her husband served as United States ambassador to Great Britain. Abigail was less than impressed with “his Britannic majesty” and the other members of the British royal family, a[Read More…]