Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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U.S. Founding Fathers on Education, in Their Own Words

Jul 02, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

In honor of Independence Day, here are some words of wisdom on education from our founding fathers.

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Another Fox News Segment on NAS Freshman Summer Reading Study

Jul 01, 2010 by

Steve Doocy and Tucker Carlson discuss NAS's "Beach Books" study on Fox and Friends (VIDEO).

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Dangers of Credentialing the College Degree: A Real-Life Example

Jul 01, 2010 by Jason Fertig

An email exchange between a student and a professor illustrates the popular idea that students are entitled to get a passing grade - even if they don't earn one.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 6-30-2010

Jun 30, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

College students write about the Texas governor’s contest, the high cost of Dartmouth’s Sophomore Summer program, the awkward aspects of returning to your parents’ abode during summer break, and the need for students… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Evaluate This

Jun 29, 2010 by Peter Cohee

A seasoned public school teacher concludes: teacher evaluations as they are don't make teachers better, don't get rid of bad teachers, aren't needed by good teachers, and don't improve schools or student learning.

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Sustainability News 6-28-2010

Jun 28, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

This week’s news includes students sending hair clippings to help plug the oil spill; the reinventing of Biosphere 2; a new generation of sustainability graduates; how apocalyptic predictions can be encouraging; and one university's… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Domestic Faction in a Republic, Part III

Jun 25, 2010 by George Seaver

In the United States today - education, media, law, family policy, and national security - deconstruction clashes with classical liberalism.

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Domestic Faction in a Republic, Part II

Jun 24, 2010 by George Seaver

Renaissance and Enlightenment authors, as well as the U.S. founding fathers, saw the need to control factions in order to preserve the life of the republic.

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Ashley Thorne on FOX News

Jun 24, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Today NAS director of communications spoke about the "Beach Books" study on freshman summer reading.

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Domestic Faction in a Republic, Part I

Jun 23, 2010 by George Seaver

Postmodern ideology, with its roots in higher education, is the source of poisonous faction in the United States today, writes George Seaver. But in the ancient Greek republics, factions were often beneficial.

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Collegiate Press Roundup 6-23-2010

Jun 23, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts

Student columnists take a look at the Obama administration’s education policies, the threat to free speech posed by self-censorship, and the futility of banning smoking everywhere on campus.

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New Excellent Program: Master’s Degree in Liberty Studies

Jun 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Check out our catalog of excellent programs as we add the master's degree in liberty studies at U Illinois-Springfield.

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Dust Bowl Dust-Off

Jun 21, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Do errors and bias distort the findings in a key environmental history book? An expert investigates.

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CAS Opposes Racial Preferences Bill

Jun 21, 2010 by John Ellis

The California Association of Scholars urges CA Senate not to pass a bill that will overturn Proposition 209 and allow the use of racial preferences in university admissions.

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Common Core Standards Miss the Mark

Jun 21, 2010 by Sandra Stotsky

Sandra Stotsky believes new standards for grades 6-12 English are too low and don't equip students to be "college- and career-ready.

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