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Beach Books 2013-2014

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William H. Young

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

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Don’t Underestimate the Eco-Worriers

Nov 19, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Climate activists have become experts at selling their secular salvation myth to millions of young people.

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Are College Degrees the New Taxi Medallions?

Nov 18, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Much like taxi car medallions, college degrees are viewed as pricey but essential investments.

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New NAS Membership Cards

Nov 18, 2014 by NAS |

Lifetime members of the National Association of Scholars will receive official NAS wallet cards.

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Authors Wanted

Nov 10, 2014 by NAS |

Textbook authors seek collaborators who have expertise in genetics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

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Those Stubborn Classics

Nov 06, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Colleges think classic books are irrelevant, too difficult, and too privileged. They’re wrong. 

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Common Core Standards Set by Our Elites

Nov 06, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood visited Birmingham, Alabama to discuss the Common Core with the Alabama chapter of the Eagle Forum.

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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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