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Why the Education Department’s “gainful employment” rule is futile

Nov 21, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef argues that the "gainful employment" rule will reduce students' options for employment without helping them avoid debt.

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Causing the College Credentials Craze

Nov 10, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef writes on the "credentials mania" and the effects of companies ruling out applicants who don't have college degrees.

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Is there any real content to “leisure studies”?

Nov 10, 2014 by George Leef

Leisure is not a dream that universities need to model; it's a choice that people make among all the uses of their time.

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Sandra Stotsky on Governors and the Common Core

Oct 31, 2014 by NAS

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky has published an article in Breitbart taking Republican governors to task for their recent “pretend to revise Common Core” moves.

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Aspiring Adults Adrift

Oct 17, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef reviews a new book by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of Academically Adrift.

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Are Course Syllabi Covered by Copyright?

Sep 29, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef argues that a syllabus should be a shared resource—not something kept under lock and key.

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The Collision Between Academic Freedom and Freedom of Contract: the Salaita Case

Aug 27, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef offers his perspective on whether a university should have the freedom to decline to employ those who seem more interested in espousing political beliefs than in teaching.

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The Clery Act: More Campus Safety Or Just a Wasteful Mandate?

Aug 20, 2014 by George Leef

Top-down controls have been put in place on college campuses to improve campus safety, but these efforts waste resources and do little to solve the problem.

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NAS Member Barbara Oakley Teaches Popular MOOC

Aug 15, 2014 by NAS

NAS member Barbara Oakley is teaching the largest course on learning ever taught. 

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Group Preferences Based on “Place” vs. Preferences Based on Race

Aug 13, 2014 by George Leef

George Leef reviews Professor Sheryll Cashin's recent book, Place, Not Race.

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Minding the Campus’s John Leo Profiled

Aug 11, 2014 by George Leef

The Week magazine has posted a profile of Minding the Campus's John Leo.

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Assigning Blame for the Degradation of Higher Ed

Aug 08, 2014 by George Leef

Establishment voices blame critics and innovators for the degradation of higher ed.

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How Higher Ed Fails Students, Especially Leftist Ones

Aug 06, 2014 by George Leef

At many institutions, professors shortchange students by affirming their existing beliefs, rather than challenging them on the path of "collision with error."

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Bamboozled Billionaires

Jul 24, 2014 by Norman Rogers

NAS board member Norman Rogers replies to a global warming report produced by three billionaires.

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The Unstoppable Mania

Jul 16, 2014 by George Leef

Will there ever be enough diversity?

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