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Response to Progressive Scholar

Jan 12, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Last week I posted a copy of an exam from an introductory sociology class, forwarded to me by a colleague. The test was graded 100%. I quoted the exam at length and noted that sadly “A student who matriculates in this field… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

High School Reform: What Smart Students Want (and Need)

Jan 11, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

I received the following post from Concord Review editor Will Fitzhugh. This book excerpt drives home the need for high schools to emphasize more writing and research. As a college instructor of "historical research and writing,"… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Marxist Education - Ho, Hum

Jan 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Apparently it's it's not a big deal to note the influence of Marxist ideas in schools of education, as long as it's done by a member of the guild. Check out this recent piece by our friend K.C. Johnson over at Minding… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

California Association of Scholars Upcoming Events

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Reposted from NAS.org Dear California members and readers (and anyone happening to visit California this spring), Don’t miss the following events hosted by the California Association of Scholars at… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Don’t Be Hatin’

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

At NAS.org, Glenn Ricketts tells how Gonzaga University's Institute for Action Against Hate misses an opportunity to shed academic light on human hate, settling instead on politically correct answers.

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Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 2nd Edition

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 2nd edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

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California Association of Scholars Upcoming Events

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS's California affiliate will host Dinesh D'Souza and Victor Davis Hanson this spring.

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Tactics of Dissent

Jan 07, 2010 by David Clemens |

I have fought Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for seven years.  Although the “accountability movement” has done much good, in my judgment, SLOs constitute a misguided and reductive Skinnerian behaviorism… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A+ for ‘America Exploits’ and ‘Men Oppress’ Answers on Sociology…

Jan 07, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

 Reposted from Minding the Campus Recently, a colleague forwarded to me a copy of an exam from an introductory sociology class found lying in a room at a public college in the east. It was graded 100%. The exam deserves to… Continue Reading | 6 Comments >

LGBT Rights in Music Education

Jan 07, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Professor Louis Bergonzi of the University of Illinois has written an article in Music Educators Journal arguing for increased emphasis on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) students and teachers… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Gonzaga Studies Hate

Jan 07, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Gonzaga University's Institute for Action Against Hate misses an opportunity to shed academic light on human hate, settling instead on politically correct answers.

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Earth Charter U

Jan 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out my article at NAS.org on Florida Gulf Coast University and its love affair with the Earth Charter, a United Nations sustainability document.

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Law Schools are Losing Their Effectiveness

Jan 06, 2010 by George Leef |

So argues Suffolk University Law School professor Charles Rounds in this piece the Pope Center released Monday. The problem is that the old law school core curriculum is going the way of the undergraduate core curriculum. Essential… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Can Arne Duncan make our Ed Schools Good?

Jan 06, 2010 by George Leef |

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has spoken about the mediocrity of most education schools and says he is committed to improving them. I'm skeptical. I don't think he really understands what is wrong with them and his… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Intergenerational Learning

Jan 06, 2010 by David Clemens |

Last fall I convened a panel on Great Books for the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.  One panelist, Joshua Cohen, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts College of Art, offered his eloquent… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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