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Two Unintended Consequences of Federal Meddling

Jul 23, 2015 by George Leef

George Leef dicusses the dubious effects and soaring costs of federal intervention in higher education.

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Comments on Freshman Reading

Jul 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne

A new article on college summer reading programs agrees with NAS's findings: fiction, classics, and books older than the students are extremely rare.

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Board Member Warns of “No Child Left Behind” Civic Procedure Violation

Jul 06, 2015 by NAS

Dr. Sandra Stotsky calls attention to the lack of parent voices in "No Child Left Behind" re-authorization.

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Wharton School Professor’s Book Supports Case that College Has Been Oversold

Jul 01, 2015 by George Leef

In his new book, Peter Cappelli argues that college is not always a good investment.

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AQ Erratum

Jun 24, 2015 by NAS

A correction to an article in our most recent issue of Academic Questions.

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A Call for Volunteers to Review Common-Core-Aligned Tests

Jun 17, 2015 by NAS

Sandra Stotsky, NAS board member and leading critic of the Common Core State Standards, is asking members of the NAS to review a standardized test aligned with the Common Core.

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A Pause for Thought

Jun 09, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

A new study disputes the "pause" in global warming. 

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Fisher v. Texas: Just Say No to Racial Preferences

Jun 04, 2015 by George Leef

The upcoming Supreme Court decision could end racial discrimination on College admissions.

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Is Brown America’s most diversity crazed university?

May 07, 2015 by George Leef

John Rosenberg argues against the potential effectiveness of Brown University's diversity initiative.

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Harvard Crimson Quotes Peter Wood on Political Imbalance

May 05, 2015 by Ashley Thorne

A new study shows that in half of Harvard's colleges, all faculty political donations are to Democrats, and none are to Republicans.

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Pope Francis Discusses Sustainable Development

Apr 29, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson

Scientists and theologians weigh in on a summit at the Vatican. 

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the UNC Scandal

Apr 08, 2015 by George Leef

George Leef reviews Cheated, an expose of the recent UNC scandal written by two faculty members. 

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Obama’s NLRB Pushes Faculty Unionization

Mar 18, 2015 by George Leef

An economics professor explains why he regards faculty unionization as bad law.

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Donor Intent Wins at Trinity College

Mar 16, 2015 by George Leef

A battle over a philanthropic endowment at Trinity College ends as a victory for donor intent.

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The Value of College Degrees Is No More Settled than Is Global Warming

Feb 25, 2015 by George Leef

George Leef writes for the John William Pope Center on why recent job data does not prove that higher education is a "good investment."

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