Eagle Council on September 17, joining such distinguished conservatives as Phyllis Schlafly, John Bolton, Ben Carson, and David Horowitz. The council meets from Friday, September 16, to Sunday, September 18, and is an annual event of Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum.Posted September 2, 2016, by Mary Grabar: I am honored to have been invited to speak at the
I will be discussing "Common Core's Effects on Higher Education" on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. It's a topic I've written about extensively for the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research (on Arne Duncan's legacy of "competency-based education" and "social and emotional learning"; through "free" community colleges, and "K-16" Common Core standards) and at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ("Common Core is coming to your college")
For a full schedule of speakers and events, please go here. I hope to see you there!
Exiled: Stories from Conservative and Moderate Professors Who Have Been Ridiculed, Ostracized, Marginalized, Demonized, and Frozen Out. British spellings have been retained--Mary Grabar, Posted August 22, 2016Zulus and Liberals (and, No, This Isn't Racist) by Malcolm Allen, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and a longtime commiserater with and supporter of Dissident Prof, as well as contributor to
In odd moments I am reading Donald R. Morris’s The Washing of the Spears (1965), the helpful subtitle of which is The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation. Amazon.com no less helpfully tells us that “this unsurpassed history details the sixty-year existence of the world’s mightiest African empire—from its brutal formation and zenith under the military genius Shaka (1787-1828), through its inevitable collision with white expansionism, to its dissolution under Cetshwayo in the [Anglo-]Zulu War of 1879.”
Literature and the Conservative Ideal, which features eight essays covering the state of the academy, the conservative critical tradition, reviving the canon, and non-canonical texts (including one by yours truly on George Schuyler), as well as an introduction by Mark Bauerlein, Professor of English at Emory University and author of The Dumbest Generation.Posted by Mary Grabar, July 25, 2016: Recently, we talked with Mark Zunac, editor of
Mark Zunac, Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Marquette University Ph.D. 2008), teaches multiple levels of composition as well as early modern and Victorian British literature. His primary research interests are "writing, revolution, and the rise of intellectual conservatism following the French Revolution."
How did your interest in literature and conservatism begin?
My interest in literature and conservatism stems in part from my general research area of the British counterrevolution during the 1790s and early 1800s. Yet having worked in higher education for nearly a decade, I have noticed with more frequency the influence of politics on the humanities, as well as on higher education generally.
targeted by the IRS) is a legitimate topic of criticism for an education non-profit. We have noticed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has inspired countless "analyses," ranging from psychological profiles to comparisons of segregationists and fascists, by professors at tax-exempt universities, without equivalent investigations of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.Posted July 1, 2016, by Mary Grabar: Dissident Prof believes that the politicization of education (such as the implementation of Common Core for which we were
This is one of the many ways that tax and tuition dollars are being mis-used. Scholars cannot be bothered to go beyond simple praise for a potential "historic" first-female president but engagie in smear campaigns against Trump. Students are encouraged to participate in Democratic-aligned civic engagement activities, and of course are subjected to subtle and not-so-subtle comments in class. It does not even end at commencement, for that is where highly paid celebrities and the first lady continue the politicking.
The Hill. Koskinen, who replaced the notorious Lois Lerner, continued her pattern of lying and obfuscation.Posted June 17, 2016, by Mary Grabar and Jane Robbins: This week the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed a resolution to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, "furthering the GOP-led push for his impeachment," according to
In May 2013, when Lerner was "apologizing" for targeting conservative groups, we were expecting the response promised us three months after our February 2013 application date. Ms. Lerner apparently was not that sorry because our application was held up another year. My blow-by-blow (short version) account of being in the IRS net appeared in PJ Media yesterday: "Here's How the IRS Treated Me Because I'm Conservative" (and was picked up at the Capital Research Center; you should subscribe). Stacey Dash sent out a Twitter blast too. My interview about my experience will air on USA Radio News throughout the weekend.
In Good Company. That's one consolation for being on the IRS Enemies List. Dissident Prof board member Jane Robbins, who is senior fellow at the American Principles Project, points out that Citizen Impact, which fights for religious liberty, also appeared on the list.
- Contraries: June 10, 2016, IRS hit list
- Contraries: May 20, 2016: Melissa Click, MU, and Common Core Books
- Updates: Melissa Click, UC-Davis Backfire, Class Action Lawsuit
- Black History Month 2016: Celebrating American Heroes
- Contraries: Dec. 30, 2015, Closing Out the Year
- Contraries: Duncan's Legacy: Community Schools, Parental Engagement
- Contraries: Silly Season at School, Protests, and a Cowboy Song
- Contraries: Common Core Still? Obama in Composition Classes
- Gamifying the Classroom, a Talk, Nov. 17
- Planned Parenthood Talks Only to Womyn's Studies Professors and Students
- Planned Parenthood's Campus Empire
- Planned Parenthood Lobbying as "Classics" Education
- Sept. 11, 2015, Contraries: Microaggressions, 9/11
- AHI News: Menges Colloquium on Entrepreneurship