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Ideas

It’s a mistake to make students reveal their pronouns

In an age of inclusivity, gender identity should still be allowed to remain a private matter.

Opinion

Building a class

Any particular qualifications of an individual applicant are secondary considerations to the primary one — how will the applicant contribute to that year’s class.

Opinion

A welcome alternative to the lack of academic freedom on college campuses

I asked my 10 students: How many of you have withheld a social or political opinion at your campus for fear of ostracism or retribution? Nine raised their hands. It was apparent that they desired an academic environment that prioritizes freedom of expression and open inquiry.

Opinion

Public support for campus free speech is an essential qualification for college presidents

College presidents have been in a position to protect the rights of faculty and students, yet they have utterly failed in this mission.

Opinion

What Harvard means by ‘diversity’

Harvard’s 82-to-1 faculty ratio of liberals to conservatives makes a mockery of the university’s avowed commitment to diversity.

Opinion

Informers on campus

Large majorities of college students believe that anyone who says something considered offensive should be reported.

Opinion

A roadmap to success for Boston Public Schools

Outgoing superintendent Brenda Cassellius offers parting thoughts on what worked, what didn’t, and how to move forward.

Letters

In push for educator diversity, state needs to boost emergency license holders

Our outreach to emergency license holders has convinced us that these individuals are not just a stopgap for COVID-related staffing but rather, in many ways, are the future of teaching in many of our districts.