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Book Review: Voting Rights - And Wrongs, The Quest for Racially Fair Elections

Jan 14, 2010 by Ed Cutting |

A review of a new book about the Voting Rights Act by NAS Board of Advisors member Abigail Thernstrom.

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Roger Clegg on Why Race-Based Affirmative Action Isn’t Worth It

Jan 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

From Minding the Campus:

It is personally unfair, passes over better qualified students, and sets a disturbing legal, political, and moral precedent in allowing racial discrimination; it creates resentment; it… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Origin of Social Justice Education: Mill’s Utilitarianism

Jan 13, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

I always thought of utilitarianism as a somewhat capitalistic hence individualistic philosophy.  I seem to remember reading John Stuart Mill's On Liberty in college and passages about the right of the British… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Tribalization of Science

Jan 13, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Two years ago I blogged that the hard sciences had not suffered the political correctness that has hamstrung the social sciences.  In response,  Frank Tipler, a mathematical physicist at Tulane, e-mailed that I was in… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Making Higher Education Count

Jan 13, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

How do we know whether American universities are really educating students?

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Response to Progressive Scholar

Jan 12, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

Last week I posted a copy of an exam from an introductory sociology class, forwarded to me by a colleague. The test was graded 100%. I quoted the exam at length and noted that sadly “A student who matriculates in this field… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

High School Reform: What Smart Students Want (and Need)

Jan 11, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

I received the following post from Concord Review editor Will Fitzhugh. This book excerpt drives home the need for high schools to emphasize more writing and research. As a college instructor of "historical research and writing,"… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Marxist Education - Ho, Hum

Jan 08, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Apparently it's it's not a big deal to note the influence of Marxist ideas in schools of education, as long as it's done by a member of the guild. Check out this recent piece by our friend K.C. Johnson over at Minding… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

California Association of Scholars Upcoming Events

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Reposted from NAS.org Dear California members and readers (and anyone happening to visit California this spring), Don’t miss the following events hosted by the California Association of Scholars at… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Don’t Be Hatin’

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

At NAS.org, Glenn Ricketts tells how Gonzaga University's Institute for Action Against Hate misses an opportunity to shed academic light on human hate, settling instead on politically correct answers.

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Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 2nd Edition

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A 2nd edition of the NAS 'sustainapedia' of the key names, terms, books, colleges, and organizations in the campus sustainability movement.

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California Association of Scholars Upcoming Events

Jan 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS's California affiliate will host Dinesh D'Souza and Victor Davis Hanson this spring.

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Tactics of Dissent

Jan 07, 2010 by David Clemens |

I have fought Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for seven years.  Although the “accountability movement” has done much good, in my judgment, SLOs constitute a misguided and reductive Skinnerian behaviorism… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A+ for ‘America Exploits’ and ‘Men Oppress’ Answers on Sociology…

Jan 07, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

 Reposted from Minding the Campus Recently, a colleague forwarded to me a copy of an exam from an introductory sociology class found lying in a room at a public college in the east. It was graded 100%. The exam deserves to… Continue Reading | 6 Comments >

LGBT Rights in Music Education

Jan 07, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Professor Louis Bergonzi of the University of Illinois has written an article in Music Educators Journal arguing for increased emphasis on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) students and teachers… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

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