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The Latest on the Michael Bellesiles Story

Search TagX on Google View all posts tagged as Tagx Find TagX related info in WikiPedia Jim Lindgren’s post heading at The Volokh Conspiracy says it all: Chronicle Review Admits Bellesiles’s Story is False — Blames Student, not Bellesiles The Chronicle‘s statement is here. (Scroll down past Bellesiles’s story.) Somehow I don’t think we’ve heard […]

Update: Michael Bellesiles’s Article

Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy says: Late Monday afternoon, I received a one-sentence email from Liz McMillen, Editor of the Chronicle Review: I just wanted to let you know that we are looking into the questions you have raised in your blog post Friday about Michael Bellesiles’s article for us. Lindgren on Bellesiles’s June […]

A Test of Honesty

Trip Gabriel at the NYT reports on test-taking at a school in Queens: Multiple choice: New York State’s fifth-grade social studies test was given Nov. 16 and 17. After students completed the test, which of the following should NOT have occurred: (A) Students waited patiently to learn the results. (B) Students enjoyed the week without […]

Fool Me Once…

Stanford Professor of Law Jim Lindgren over at The Volokh Conspiracy is raising some important questions about academic and journalistic ethics. He’s talking about a recent piece by historian, author and college professor Michael Bellesiles in The Chronicle of Higher Education. In “Teaching Military History in a Time of War,” Bellesiles tells the story of […]

Researchprop, Academic Integrity and Crying Wolf

A recently-released Request for Proposal (RFP) has folks wondering about the ethics– or lack of ethics– in the research being done at universities. The RFP in question is the “Cry Wolf” project. Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed describes the project this way: The goal of Cry Wolf is to build an online database of […]

Judging the Judges

In what American Thinker‘s Thomas Lifson calls “a remarkable display of self-degradation,” New York State judges are thinking of joining New York’s largest teachers’ union, the United Federation of Teachers. According to the New York Post, some judges– fed up over a lack of raises for 11 years– have decided it’s time to “get some […]