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Harvey Mansfield Praises the Bowdoin Project

"A complete, top to bottom treatment of a college" - Harvey Mansfield 

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Beach Books 2013-2014

A report on the books assigned in 2013-2014 as "common reading." Read more >

Hello from the NAS staff!

We hope you'll get to know us better and find out what the National Association of Scholars is all about.

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Peter Wood

President, National Association of Scholars

Ashley Thorne

Director of Communications, National Association of Scholars

Glenn Ricketts

Public Affairs Officer, National Association of Scholars

William H. Young

Author, Ordering America: Fulfilling the Ideals of Western Civilization

David Clemens

Professor of English, Monterey Peninsula College

George Leef

Director of Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

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Winter 2014 Academic Questions Features Special Section, “God and Guns”

Dec 17, 2014 by NAS |

The special section of the winter 2014 Academic Questions highlights campus attitudes toward guns and religion.

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APUSH: Tempest in a Teapot?

Dec 17, 2014 by Jonathan Bean |

Jonathan Bean isn't terribly upset about the new APUSH course.

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Video Coverage of Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Dec 16, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College recently hosted a debate on the Common Core between NAS President Peter Wood and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern. Video coverage of the full event is available for viewing.

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How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Dec 16, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, but the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is a high cost.

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Academic Social Science and the Family

Dec 15, 2014 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the negative effects of social science on the traditional family.

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APUSH and the American Founding: Concepts Supplant History

Dec 10, 2014 by Joseph F. Kett |

University of Virginia historian Joseph Kett finds the APUSH course unteachable.

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Welcome to My World

Nov 26, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig writes on his first three months in the position of Faculty Senate Chair, where he has straddled the awkward fence between administration and faculty. 

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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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