Texas A & M University

Measuring Core Requirements

Oct 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The more expensive a college is, the less likely it is to have a strong core curriculum, finds the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). 

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Why “Comprehensive” History is Controversial

Mar 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Two new bills that would require general education requirements for U.S. history to be met by courses providing "a comprehensive survey" are seen as a threat by proponents of Mexican American studies.

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Don’t Know Much About History: Colleges Teach History with Politics Left Out

Jan 18, 2013 by Jonathan Bean |

Jonathan Bean responds to NAS's recent report on Two Texas Universities' U.S. History Courses. He's not optimistic about history education.

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Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History?

Jan 10, 2013 Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood, Richard W. Fonte |

A report on the teaching of U.S. history to undergraduates, focused on the University of Texas and Texas A&M University.

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Colleges Twist U.S. History

Jan 10, 2013 |

PRESS RELEASE: NAS and its Texas affiliate release a report finding that U.S. history courses at American colleges and universities downplay the nation’s economic, military, and political history and dramatically overemphasize… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

What, If Anything, To Do About Tenure?

Apr 20, 2012 by George Leef |

Tenure should be left to "bottom-up" decision processes.

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Clash of Symbols

Jun 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Elsa Murano, the first Latina president of Texas A&M University, has resigned. Some lament the loss of the institution's "symbol" of diversity.

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