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April 16, 2014
A new book describes the history of resistance to the income tax. Scott McLemee celebrates April 16 with a look.
April 15, 2014
Higher ed leaders need to stop the "sky is falling" rhetoric about a football players' union, writes Daniel J. Julius. The athletes follow a long line of academic employees who turn to collective bargaining when real economic and non-economic needs are ignored.

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March 27, 2006
Colleges and universities have come under relentless pressure from lawmakers and the public about retention and graduation issues, and demands for accountability based on graduation rates have increased across the country. Higher education even faces the possibility of standardized achievement testing, which has made life at the K-12 level miserable for teachers without necessarily improving student learning.
March 24, 2006
Shari Wilson considers why professors create so many barriers to interacting with others -- and the personal costs of such divides.
March 23, 2006
The latest exhibit in an increasingly frustrating pattern of eroding public trust is that of the College Board's misrepresentation of 4,000 students' SAT scores. The fact that the mistake occurred, while significant and unfortunate, is not really at the heart of the public's concern. As the College Board stated in its initial press release, the students affected by this error represent only eight-tenths of one percent of the more than 400,000 students who took the test in October.
March 22, 2006
Once a band gets to the recording studio, lawyers often grab the microphone. Scott McLemee asks a musicologist if that's a good thing.
March 21, 2006
Wick Sloane on what got said (and what didn't) at Monday's public hearing before the higher ed commission.

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