This year’s education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches. They paid William Singer, a college-prep professional, more than $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators and to change test scores on college admittance exams such as the SAT and ACT. As disgusting as this grossly dishonest behavior is, it is only the tiny tip of fraud in higher education.
When the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AISB) released its warning of a “climate emergency” last week, the mainstream media reported it without checking its veracity. After all, the AISB is a prestigious non-profit with goals that sound honorable. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, it publishes a journal called BioScience which it claims contains nothing but peer-reviewed articles.