Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Intellectual Takeout: Would You Like an Education with Your Degree?

Apr 05, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

NAS welcomes the emergence of Intellectual Takeout, a one-stop-shop of resources for all those interested in learning about freedom.

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Is Our Children Learning?

Apr 01, 2010 by Peter Wood

A review of Diane Ravitch's new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education.

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Update: Top Ten Books for College Students…Still No Comment

Apr 01, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Top reading on campus today includes Nightlight, a parody of the bestseller Twilight by Harvard satirists, and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.

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Administrators and Academic Freedom

Mar 31, 2010 by Peter Wood

Anyone who is committed to the search for truth through rational inquiry and dispassionate and scrupulous use of evidence deserves the protection of academic freedom.

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10 Campus Sustainability News Stories

Mar 30, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Colleges create new sustainability programs and requirements, ASU publishes a student journal, universities participated in WWF's Earth Hour, and the sustainability generation comes of age.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 3-30-10

Mar 30, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Students weigh in on hatred, social justice, the dying flame of feminism, gender inclusive language, Ann Coulter, and campus protest tactics.

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What is a Gentleman?

Mar 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

NAS is working not just to reform the university, but to reform the character of the next generation. We want to see the academy produce gentlemen and gentlewomen scholars.

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Mar 29, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Readers: sign up for our email newsletter to get regular updates with our latest articles and news.

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Radio: Obama-Ed

Mar 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Peter Wood appeared on University Talk radio to explain what will happen when student loans come directly from the government.

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Bias, Barriers, or Biology?

Mar 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Fewer women than men pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Is this really the big problem AAUW would have us believe?

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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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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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