Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2009 by Peter Wood

A New Jersey school teacher says there is "no conclusive evidence that the first Thanksgiving happened."

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New AQ: Academic Revisionisms

Nov 24, 2009 by Peter Wood

The best issue ever of Academic Questions (vol. 22, no. 4) is hot off the press and in the mail to our members. The National Association of Scholars is revising itself too. Now is the moment to join us.

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California Tuition Turmoil

Nov 23, 2009 by Peter Wood

Protesters at the University of California have some demands that reflect ignorance of basic economics.

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Teeth-Bared Teachers’ Ed

Nov 23, 2009 by Peter Wood

The University of Minnesota looks to make race, class, and gender politics the “overarching framework” for teacher education.

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Stories We’re Watching

Nov 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood

Climate conspiracy, teeth-bared teachers’ ed, California tuition turmoil, a punchy professor—it’s been a busy fortnight in higher ed.

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Climate Conspiracy

Nov 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood

Hacked emails show evidence of longstanding scientific misconduct by advocates of global warming theory. This scandal should alter the burden of proof in the global warming debate.

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Is “Good President” Redundant?

Nov 20, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

Time magazine recently published a list of the 10 best college presidents. But what makes a president "good"? Are there good college presidents, or are they all just silly people in silly jobs?

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NAS President’s Report

Nov 18, 2009 by Peter Wood

President Peter Wood tells what's next for the National Association of Scholars and gives five ways new members can help our work.

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What Makes College Worth the Cost?

Nov 17, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

Expected future earnings? A rigorous and complete education?

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SustainaReligion

Nov 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

Climate change faith has been ruled a protected “philosophical belief” in the UK.

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Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones (1922-2009)

Nov 12, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

The National Association of Scholars mourns the passing of Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones (1922-2009), who served as a member of our Board of Advisors along with his wife Mary Lefkowitz.

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Election 2008: The University’s Long Shadow

Nov 12, 2009 by Peter Wood

How the 2008 election illustrates the reigning narratives that guide higher education.

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Blue Blastoff

Nov 10, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

A school in lower Manhattan created by the Blue Man Group believes we can't teach kids facts anymore...but we can teach them to "build a harmonious and sustainable world."

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Should Everyone Go?

Nov 09, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

President Obama's goal - that by 2020 America would have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world - will require a huge expansion of higher education. But is that wise?

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The Chico Romance

Nov 06, 2009 by Ashley Thorne

A sustainability conference at CSU-Chico prompts a concerned letter. NAS spots some good reasons for concern.

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