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College Un-Ready

Jan 12, 2015 by NAS |

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky writes about the failures of the Common Core State Standards to prepare students for truly college-level reading and thinking.

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Push-Back on APUSH

Jan 12, 2015 by Robert L. Paquette |

Robert L. Paquette describes his encounter with AP history at the high school level.

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A Diverse Group of Social Psychologists Calls for More Diversity in Their Field

Jan 07, 2015 by George Leef |

Six social psychologists are publishing an article arguing that their discipline suffers as a science due to its narrowness in the range of opinions it deems acceptable. 

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Great Books at Bergdorf Goodman

Jan 06, 2015 by Carol Iannone |

A holiday window display at fashionable NYC store Bergdorf Goodman suggests that classic literature represents an aspect of the good life. 

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Marquette’s Reputation at Stake

Jan 06, 2015 by Peter Wood |

The Jesuit university in Milwaukee rebuked a professor for blogging about what another instructor said to a student about discussing homosexuality in class. 

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The Cheap Moral Indignation of Bowdoin College

Jan 05, 2015 by Michael Toscano |

A highly ranked elite liberal arts college chastises students for dressing up as American Indians at Thanksgiving, while at the same time encouraging rampant immorality as part of campus culture.

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Better Alternatives to the Common Core Are Out There

Jan 02, 2015 by NAS |

Sandra Stotsky responds to the claim that the Common Core is impossible to replace.

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Campus Tolerance for Violence

Dec 31, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines how academics have promoted and contributed to lawlessness and violence.

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Academic Freedom in a Time of Silencing

Dec 22, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Today academic freedom is an embattled principle as campus guardians of political correctness wield the power to hush discussion of subjects they don't like. 

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Winter 2014 Academic Questions Features Special Section, “God and Guns”

Dec 17, 2014 by NAS |

The special section of the winter 2014 Academic Questions highlights campus attitudes toward guns and religion.

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The Ongoing Madness in Madison

Dec 17, 2014 by George Leef |

The University of Wisconsin, Madison recruits many academically weak students to make the campus more diverse, but the open admission standards erode the university's academic integrity.

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APUSH: Tempest in a Teapot?

Dec 17, 2014 by Jonathan Bean |

Jonathan Bean isn't terribly upset about the new APUSH course.

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Video Coverage of Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Dec 16, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College recently hosted a debate on the Common Core between NAS President Peter Wood and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern. Video coverage of the full event is available for viewing.

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How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Dec 16, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, but the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is a high cost.

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Academic Social Science and the Family

Dec 15, 2014 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the negative effects of social science on the traditional family.

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