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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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