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Center on Educational Excellence



  • Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus, by Donald A. Downs
  • Faulty Towers: Tenure and the Structure of Higher Education, by Ryan C. Amacher and Roger E. Meiners
  • Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools? New Strategies for Educational Excellence, by Richard K. Vedder, with a foreword by Chester E. Finn, Jr.
  • School Choices: True and False, by John D. Merrifield
  • The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus, by David O. Sacks and Peter A. Thiel, with a foreword by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  • The Academy in Crisis: The Political Economy of Higher Education, edited by John W. Sommer, with a foreword by Nathan Glazer

  • Articles

  • Articles by Vicki E. Alger
  • Articles by Jonathan Bean
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  • Articles by José Maria J. Yulo

  • Press Releases

  • Scholars Win $21,000 in Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest, October 5, 2009
  • Independent Scholarship Fund Opens Doors for Bay Area Students, August 25, 2009
  • Applications Now Available for the 2010 Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest, June 23, 2009
  • Scholarship Applications Now Available for East Bay Students, January 15, 2009
  • Independent Scholarship Fund Gives Bay Area Students an Alternative, October 10, 2008
  • Independent Institute Announces Winners of Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest, October 10, 2008

  • Events

  • The Challenge of Liberty: Summer Seminars for Students (high school and college students)
  • Solving America’s Public School Crisis (2/20/03)
  • Truth and Propaganda in Politically Correct America (8/14/01)
  • Why Are the Public Schools Failing and What Can Be Done? (7/5/01)
  • Affirmative Action: Pro and Con (4/25/00)
  • What Should Be Done with America's Schools? (4/13/99)

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