Peter Wood

President, National Association of Scholars Dr. Peter Wood can be reached at pwood@nas.org.

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The Liberal Arts Are in Trouble - Should We Celebrate?

Apr 10, 2014 by Peter Lawler, Samuel Goldman, Heather Mac Donald, Patrick J. Deneen, Peter Wood, Thomas K. Lindsay |

Minding the Campus holds a symposium on the question of whether the decline of the liberal arts is actually constructive. 

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Documenting Discrimination in Hiring and Promotion

Apr 09, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS seeks to identify academics who believe they have been denied hiring or promotion on the basis of race, ethnicity, or sex.

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Fault Lines: The Common Core in California

Apr 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an exchange with a Common Core defender, Peter Wood investigates K-12 standards in California. 

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Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

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What the Common Core Will Do to Colleges

Mar 18, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The Common Core will not make an appreciable number of students more "college ready." Rather, it feeds the illusion that a college degree is a ticket to personal prosperity.

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The World Citizen on Campus

Mar 14, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The campus Left has found a new way of fostering a soft disdain for the American civic tradition: teaching students to be “citizens of the world.”

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The SAT Upgrade Is a Big Mistake

Mar 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an attempt to advance "social justice," the College Board has once again revised the SAT.

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Academic Justice and Intellectual Thuggery

Feb 24, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Academic freedom once meant protection from politics; now it means protection for politics.

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NAS vs. Nas

Feb 20, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is sometimes confused with the hip hop artist and actor, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, widely known as Nas. The mistake is understandable.  Here’s how to tell the difference.

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Indignation: Abusing the Language of Dignity

Feb 18, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The latest buzzword of the academic left is the nebulous term, "dignity."

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Iced Out: We Held a Conference and Bowdoin Stayed Home

Feb 15, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reflects on how the Bowdoin College community has responded to NAS's report What Does Bowdoin Teach? with little more than quiet chuckles.

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Resuming the Bowdoin Conversation

Jan 31, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood invites students, faculty members, and others who are interested to discuss Bowdoin College and global citizenship. 

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Defending the Humanities and Heather Mac Donald

Jan 14, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood argues why cultivating an interest in the important and enduring achievements of the human imagination are as "relevant" as they ever were.

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Truman Show

Jan 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

A sensible university in the Midwest shows a light-hearted side in a video featuring its president. Peter Wood gives a nod to the good humor and reflects on the strains of political correctness cropping up in the university's… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Celebrating 2013 in Education

Jan 02, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In another top 10 list, Peter Wood remembers people who did something original, creative, noteworthy, or surprising in 2013.

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