Around the Web: Political Academics

What’s the role of politics in the academy? This Week in Education reports on some recent liberal arguments that sending your children to private school or homeschooling them is anti-progressive. Matthew Woessner, a Republican and a professor at Penn State, rebuts Rick Santorum’s critiques of higher education, suggesting that it might be Santorum’s penchant for vivid…

Around the Web: The Two Faces of Cheating

What does it mean when the teachers do the cheating on their students’ behalf? There has been a raft of scandals this year, in Atlanta, L.A., and New York, in which public-school teachers altered test answers to raise their schools’ scores. Things look similarly upside-down in the conflict of interest between TurnItIn and WriteCheck. Owned by the same company,…