Tag: college

Ohio high school eliminates valedictorian

Mason High School in Mason, OH announced last week that they will be discontinuing their awards of valedictorian and salutatorian next year.

In a statement from the school, they talk about research they’ve done as well as focus groups among students, faculty, and parents. They argue that class rank is not

Mason High School principal Bobby Dodd argued, “We have researched the reasons why students take a large number of AP courses. While there are some students who take a large number of courses because of their general interest in the subject area, there is a disturbingly large number of students who take AP courses to increase their grade point average.”

Best of 2018. #1 Researchers troll academic journals with ridiculous hoax papers, they still get published

As 2018 comes to a close, I am sharing some of my top posts from this year. 

A trio of concerned academics has published seven intentionally absurd papers in leading scholarly journals as part of an investigation to expose extreme bias in fields that study race, gender, sexuality, and other politically-charged topics.

The trio say the papers, which used fabricated authors and credentials, highlight that these fields are being misled by politically-motivated research and biased methodologies.

Media Release – James Lindsay, Peter Boghossian, and Helen Pluckrose

This is the summary from a group of researchers who set out to expose some of the pitfalls within humanities and liberal studies academic disciplines. They submitted a series of papers to various journals. There work was published in seven of them.