Education

The Disgraceful Firing of Joshua T. Katz

The Disgraceful Firing of Joshua T. Katz

Joshua Katz knew it was dangerous to go public with his objections to a Princeton faculty letter, but he did so because his conscience demanded it. For this, he has paid an intolerable price.

The Quillette Editorial Board
The Quillette Editorial Board
12 min read
Education
Direct Instruction Works. So Why Is It Controversial?

Direct Instruction Works. So Why Is It Controversial?

In 2016, I was sitting in the classroom of a Melbourne school as Dr. Kerry Hempenstall described the early stages of a reading program. He projected a series of letters on the screen. First, he displayed an “f.” “This is an ‘f’,” he said. Then he displayed an “f” written

Greg Ashman
Greg Ashman
7 min read
Education
Academic Exile, Two Years On

Academic Exile, Two Years On

Academia has become an intellectual prison, and many incarcerated professors are compelled to live a dual existence.

Bo Winegard
Bo Winegard
12 min read
Education
The Liberal Arts Are the Future

The Liberal Arts Are the Future

Most great scientists and inventors have some background in the liberal arts.

Auguste Meyrat
Auguste Meyrat
7 min read
Education
Why Did Harvard University Go After One of Its Best Black Professors?

Why Did Harvard University Go After One of Its Best Black Professors?

Roland Fryer Jr.’s life is a movie script: A man abandoned by his mom and raised by an alcoholic dad became the youngest black professor to ever secure tenure at Harvard University. After ascending to the academic elite, Fryer didn’t resign himself to irrelevant technical puzzles; he put

Rob Montz
Rob Montz
9 min read
racism
‘Dissident Philosophers’—A Review

‘Dissident Philosophers’—A Review

A review of Dissident Philosophers: Voices Against the Political Current of the Academy, edited by T. Allan Hillman and Tully Borland. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 320 pages (November, 2021) Dissident Philosophers, edited by T. Allan Hillman of the University of South Alabama and independent scholar Tully Borland, is a compilation

Spencer Case
Spencer Case
9 min read
Education
Gender Ideologues’ Alarming Campaign to Get Kids While They’re Young

Gender Ideologues’ Alarming Campaign to Get Kids While They’re Young

In the debate about the wisdom of medicalised gender change for the young, there is a common refrain meant to expose the moral panic and ignorance of sceptics. No young person, we are told, gets any medical intervention before puberty. This may be true, but it obscures the more telling

Bernard Lane
Bernard Lane
10 min read
Transgender
Stephen Kershnar and the Importance of Unaskable Questions

Stephen Kershnar and the Importance of Unaskable Questions

Unpopular, unorthodox and extreme opinions no less than any others need their spokesmen, in order that our chances of discovering truths and making wise decisions be increased. ~Joel Feinberg In January of this year, SUNY Fredonia ethicist Stephen Kershnar appeared on an episode of our philosophy podcast, Brain in a

Mark Oppenheimer and Jason Werbeloff
Mark Oppenheimer and Jason Werbeloff
7 min read
Education