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Tunnel of Oppression: Communist Theme Park

Mar 25, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

On college campuses, the "student programmers" could use with a bit of anger management. On my campus there is the obligatory Vagina Monologues sticking to the script of the "angry vaginas" and other pleasant scenes. My university… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Tune In Tonight: Peter Wood on Direct Lending

Mar 25, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS President Peter Wood will be on the radio this evening speaking about federal direct lending.

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The New K-12 Standards Debate

Mar 24, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Under pressure, 48 states have proposed common standards for grades K-12. Some of them are having second thoughts. What do you think?

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Should We Inflate Higher Ed? NAS Debates Kevin Carey

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Check out the debate that took place this month between Education Sector's Kevin Carey and NAS on the need for expanding higher education. First, Carey proposed a "Race to the Top" equivalent for higher education in an article… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

RatemyProfessors and Student Customers

Mar 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

A newly released Kaplan survey seems to support what many instructors have already sensed about the widely popular site, Ratemyprofessors: students actively shop around for faculty members - they're often junior and… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Collegiate Press Roundup

Mar 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Articles of interest from student newspapers at colleges across the country.

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Race Tracking

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

UMass computer scientists design math tutoring software that matches students with digital coaches according to their race and ethnicity. What message does that send students?

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Statement of Professor John Ellis to the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher…

Mar 23, 2010 by John M. Ellis |

"A lack of intellectual diversity hurts both left and right," contends Professor Ellis.

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Fanfare on NAS Homepage

Mar 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS.org now greets readers with a festive fanfare; these are the opening bars of Gateways, the title piece of the 2001 album by composer Daniel Asia.

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The Left, Pro-Educational Choice?

Mar 22, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Now here's a novel insight: Greg Forster, a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, in making the case that school vouchers deliver substantially more educational improvement than charters, argues:

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More on the Political Correctness Front at the UA

Mar 22, 2010 by Daniel Asia |

The Arizona Association of Scholars will be hosting a talk by Robert Maranto on “The Politically Correct University” (his most recent book) next week at the University of Arizona. I have been busy sending out emails… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

A Half-Dozen Push-Backs for Faculty Hiring Committee Meetings

Mar 22, 2010 by Roger Clegg |

Tips for standing up against "diversity" hiring.

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The Diversity Mania Marches On

Mar 19, 2010 by George Leef |

I recently learned that students at UNC-Chapel Hill can become certified "Diversity Advocates." Today's Pope Center piece is about that program. What I discovered was that Chapel Hill's "diversity training" is much like… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Monopoly to Marketplace: Diversifying Higher Ed from Inside and Out

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS is uniquely positioned to influence higher education for the good. As a non-profit organization, we are outside academia, free of its entanglements and able to provide a detached point of view. As a membership association,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Inviting Intellectual Vice In

Mar 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Our universities should be cultivating intellectual virtue, writes Peter Berkowitz, but instead they are making intellectual corruption easy.

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