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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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What Should We Do About Law Schools?

Jul 09, 2014 by George Leef |

Not long ago, law school was a growth industry. Over the past decade, enrollments have plummeted.

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How America’s Colleges Compare Internationally

Jul 03, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Americans tend to see U.S. colleges and universities through rose-colored glasses while bemoaning the state of our schools. Kevin Carey writes that higher education isn't doing any better than elementary - and may even be worse.

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UK Mag’s “Down with Campus Censorship” Campaign

Jul 02, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

A magazine based in Britain has launched a campaign challenging a national student union policy banning certain views from being aired in campus speeches. 

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