Skip to comments.Charter Colleges?
Posted on 12/18/2009 9:16:55 AM PST by bs9021
Charter Colleges? Deborah Lambert, December 18, 2009
Amid the heavy-handed bureaucracies that dominate our nations colleges and universities, there are seeds of opportunity.
Professor Marvin Olasky noted in a recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education that a move toward Charter Colleges might be the answer.
Dr. Olasky, editor-in-chief of the news magazine World and a journalism professor at the U. of Texas, Austin, hails Rob Koons, the University of Texas professor removed last fall as head of a UT Western Civilization program, who is proposing that Texas legislators back the creation of charter colleges, as they now support the creation of charter schools.
Professor Olasky suggests that charter colleges could restore intellectual credibility to higher education by offering at least eighteen semester hours in ethics and the classics of Western civilization and of American thought.
Their curricula might also include a healthy dose of the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution and books by DeTocqueville, Thoreau and Booker T. Washingon....
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Great idea! It’s worth a try.
...at least eighteen semester hours in ethics and the classics of Western civilization and of American thought.Contrast with this:
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Thanks for the ping! Sounds like an EXCELLENT idea to me! :)
My pleasure. :’)
We homeschool, and we don’t wait for “charter colleges” to get invented.
My homeschooler is listening to lectures such as this:
provided by “YaleCourses” on youtube. Also see
for more useful materials. Of course, it’s Yale and you have to listen carefully and point out the frequent liberal b.s. of the speakers, but you still get lots of great material without paying Yale.
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