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Re: Race to the Bottom?

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Candace de Russy recently noted that Massachusetts received no Race to the Top funds, despite the state's celebrated high academic standards. Peter Wood continues that thread in "Ratatat, Sissy, Bay State Boom: Obama Whacks… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

NAS Welcomes Intellectual Takeout

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out NAS's review of the online one-stop shop Intellectual Takeout! Have you or a student you know ever experienced a situation like one of these?

Back to the Future: The New Campus Radicals

Apr 07, 2010 by Jay Schalin |

Fighting tuition increases is the innocent face of radical activism on campus. Recent protests led by college students have been rallies to transform civil society according to redistributive principles.

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Ark of Hope for the Earth Charter…No Comment

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

The UN sustainability manifesto endorsed by many U.S. colleges and universities has its own 200-pound "ark" for transportation.

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De-Growth Conference…No Comment

Apr 07, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Participants at a meeting in Vancouver will look for ways to shrink the economy in the name of sustainability.

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Why Aren’t More Women STEM’in?

Apr 06, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week I published "Bias, Barriers, or Biology" in response to the AAUW's March report Why So Few? on why fewer women than men pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). I argued that while… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Politics of Professors - Again

Apr 06, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

There's a piece at yesterday's Inside Higher Education which examines some new research on the ideological orientation of the professoriate. The authors of the study, Neil Gross and his University of British Columbia graduate… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Earth Day Soon to Dawn

Apr 06, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

On April 22, as Nancy Kennon alerts us at Family Security Matters,  students young and older will be guided in discussions or activities about protecting the environment. Parents, young adults and education watchdogs should… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

All Wired Up: Six Questions Technology in the Classroom Raises

Apr 06, 2010 by Jessica Custer |

Does using technology in the classroom advance or hinder the academic pursuit of truth?

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Ravitch Book Review by Peter Wood

Apr 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS president Peter Wood has published a review of Diane Ravitch's new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. The book outlines Ravitch's change of… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Race to the Bottom?

Apr 05, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Massachusetts, where education reformers spent years creating strong academic-content-based standards and high-stakes testing for students and teachers, got zilch in the first round of the Obama administration's Race… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Why We Are Where We Are

Apr 05, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s blog, Standing on My Head -- new to me -- is a find: wise, deep and funny. In “Stupidity and Tyranny,” recently posted and headlined by Winfield Myers, he cautions that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Stay…Just a Little Bit Longer

Apr 05, 2010 by David Clemens |

1:00 p.m.  While students wander in, I fire up my iPhone for some “bumper music.”  Jackson Browne croons “Stay” but Devin asks, “Who did the original?" “Maurice Williams—wrote… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Ratatat, Sissy, Bay State Boom: Obama Whacks K-12 Standards

Apr 05, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Critics say Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards Initiative will make K-12 education worse.

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Intellectual Takeout: Would You Like an Education with Your Degree?

Apr 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS welcomes the emergence of Intellectual Takeout, a one-stop-shop of resources for all those interested in learning about freedom.

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