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NAS Sustainability Report Continues to Garner Coverage

Apr 27, 2015 by NAS

An update on what other people are saying about Sustainability: Higher Education's New Fundamentalism

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Good Citizens Are ‘Inclusive’ and Take Shorter Showers, Colleges Say

Apr 27, 2015 by Ashley Thorne

Forget checks and balances, or popular sovereignty: citizenship education has morphed into environmental propaganda.

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“Teachers Cannot Teach What They Do Not Know”

Apr 24, 2015 by Mary Grabar

City Journal reviews NAS board member Sandra Stotsky's book on "improving American educational standards."

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NAS President’s Article On Weekly Standard Cover

Apr 24, 2015 by NAS

NAS president Peter Wood's article titled "The Meaning of Sex" appears on the cover of the May 4, 2015 issue of The Weekly Standard.

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Majoring in Anthro

Apr 24, 2015 by Jay Nordlinger

A lament for a field.

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Resurfacing Sustainability in AQ

Apr 23, 2015 by NAS

In 2010, we devoted an issue of Academic Questions to the topic of sustainability. 

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Earth Day, 2015

Apr 22, 2015 by Peter Wood

The earth is in better shape than it has been for many years. Let's celebrate the human innovation that made this possible. 

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George Will Speaks on NAS’s Sustainability Report

Apr 22, 2015 by NAS

At the William F. Buckley Society's "Disinvitation Dinner," George Will discussed the soft totalitarianism that the campus sustainability movement fosters.

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The “Sustainability” Trend Costs Students Money

Apr 16, 2015 by Peter Wood

The sustainability movement has muscled its way into the college curriculum, administration, and culture. 

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George F. Will Writes About NAS Sustainability Report

Apr 15, 2015 by NAS

Nationally syndicated columnist George F. Will devotes his most recent column to the new NAS report. 

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Video of Common Core Debate

Apr 15, 2015 by NAS

NAS president Peter Wood and Kathleen Porter-Magee discussed the pros and cons of the Common Core at a debate at Saint Francis College.

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Global Warming: The Campus Non-Debate

Apr 14, 2015 by Russell K. Nieli

Many lack a robust understanding of the environmentalism debate divorced from religious overtones and political appeal.

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Proposed Education Act Would Shortchange Students

Apr 13, 2015 by Sandra Stotsky

Sandra Stotsky argues that the new version of No Child Left Behind will leave low-income students behind because it lacks an important requirement for teachers' competence in their subjects.

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Dear Educators: “Privilege” Is Theory, Not Fact

Apr 08, 2015 by Joshua Daniel Phillips

While the idea of "privilege" has been rising in popularity on college campuses, open debates and robust discussion about the topic have not. 

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Academic Freedom at U Chicago and Princeton

Apr 07, 2015 by Robert P. George

NAS board of advisors member Robert P. George applauds two universities for embracing academic freedom. 

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