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Beach Books 2013-2014

A report on the books assigned in 2013-2014 as "common reading." Read more >

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William H. Young

Author, Ordering America: Fulfilling the Ideals of Western Civilization

David Clemens

Professor of English, Monterey Peninsula College

George Leef

Director of Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

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Video from Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Oct 30, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College in Brooklyn hosted a debate between NAS President Peter Wood and Sol Stern of the Manhattan Institute.

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Joe Epstein on the Beach Books report

Oct 30, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Renowned essayist Joe Epstein reflects on NAS's latest report on college freshman reading. 

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Letter to Miami University President: Praise for Inviting George Will

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood wrote a letter to Dr. David C. Hodge, president of Miami University, commending him for his decision to invite George Will to speak on campus. 

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Stanley Fish’s Postmodern Take on Academic Freedom

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reviews Stanley Fish's latest book, Versions of Academic Freedom.

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Revisiting the Classics: Rereading William Faulkner’s Go Down Moses

Oct 24, 2014 by Glynn Custred |

Glynn Custred, Professor of Anthropology at California State University East Bay, reviews William Faulkner's Go Down Moses.

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Beach Books and Blind Dates

Oct 23, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes on colleges that lower the bar for incoming students

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Sandra Stotsky on Governors and the Common Core

Oct 31, 2014 by NAS |

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky has published an article in Breitbart taking Republican governors to task for their recent “pretend to revise Common Core” moves.

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Aspiring Adults Adrift

Oct 17, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews a new book by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of Academically Adrift.

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