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Unpersuasive book argues that higher education should have a leftist bias

Apr 23, 2014 by George Leef |

"It reminds me of Don Quixote. Lazere wants his friends to see how gloriously he jousts with and punctures all those horrible right-wingers. But Cervantes’s novel is entertaining; the pages of this book are pointless and screechy."

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Prager U: The Government vs. the American Character

Apr 22, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Explosions in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other welfare programs are changing the American character for the worse—from one that focuses on individual responsibility and giving, to one that focuses on consumption.

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Are young Americans who don’t go to college “penalizing” themselves?

Apr 21, 2014 by George Leef |

College degrees aren't becoming more valuable, but their glut is confining those who don't have them to a shrinking, low-pay sector of the labor market.

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Brandeis Ought to Be Ashamed

Apr 14, 2014 by George Leef |

In its failure to engage a pluralism of views, Brandeis has reinforced a bad trend in American education.

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Prager U: God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?

Apr 12, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Boston College professor of philosophy Peter Kreeft presents arguments for the existence of God.

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Common Core Mathematics Standards

Mar 31, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Professor William McCallum remarks on college readiness in Common Core’s mathematics standards at a meeting sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

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Debunking Common Core Myths

Mar 28, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Common Core expert Sandra Stotsky offers facts about the Common Core to set the record straight. 

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Prager U: What is Social Justice?

Mar 27, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

Jonah Goldberg calls the term 'social justice' a catchall phrase used to advance political agendas.

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Income Share Agreements: Can They Finance Higher Education?

Mar 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Equity funding for college students is attracting attention, but can't work as long as we have easy government loans.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 4: Community

Mar 17, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

The closing lecture of an "Introduction to Sustainability" MOOC reveals the limited reciprocity between teachers and students in online learning environments.

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NAS Member Robert Paquette Receives Award for His Defense of Academic Freedom

Mar 17, 2014 by NAS |

National Association of Scholars member Robert L. Paquette received the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom.

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Ohio Association of Scholars Meeting

Mar 13, 2014 by NAS |

The Ohio Association of Scholars will host a meeting in April.

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Mary Grabar Writes About “Food Studies”

Mar 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Mary Grabar writes about the growing popularity of "progressive" Food Studies programs among colleges.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 3: Dialogue

Mar 10, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Can the laissez-faire policies of MOOC courses allow students to build community?

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Bartleby Goes to College

Mar 07, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Marilee Turscak |

Le Moyne College chose a story by Melville as its freshman reading assignment, citing NAS on the merits of choosing classic literature. 

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