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NAS President’s Report

Nov 18, 2009 by Peter Wood |

President Peter Wood tells what's next for the National Association of Scholars and gives five ways new members can help our work.

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Ivory Tower Teaching Explains Fort Hood

Nov 17, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

Cross-posted from Phi Beta Cons: In the aftermath of the Fort Hood massacre, and the mounting evidence that the shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, was motivated by Islamist beliefs, the MSM is calling for… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Offending Cartoons Will Be Published After All

Nov 17, 2009 by George Leef |

But not in the book Yale University Press is publishing. Duke University professor Gary Hull includes them in a new book he has just brought out. Bravo, Professor Hull!

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Ed Schools Failing Math

Nov 17, 2009 by Ken Daniszewski |

Sandra Stotsky has an excellent article in City Journal discussing how our education schools are failing to deliver on math education - because they have become over committed to some progressive ideas about math education which… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

What Makes College Worth the Cost?

Nov 17, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Expected future earnings? A rigorous and complete education?

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FIRE Publishes Speech Policies Guide

Nov 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has published a guide to help administrators craft school policies in such a way as to protect First Amendment rights on campus. "Correcting Common Mistakes in Campus Speech… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A National Curriculum

Nov 16, 2009 by David Clemens |

A common fear about the accountability movement is that edu-babble such as “alignment,” “assessment,” and “best practices” will erect an authoritarian, standardized, dumbed-down national curriculum… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

NTNU Board Rejects Boycott of Israel

Nov 16, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

The trustees of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), reports the Jerusalem Post, have unanimously voted against severing ties with Israeli universities, and no one rose to argue in favor of the corrosive proposal.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

SustainaReligion

Nov 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Climate change faith has been ruled a protected “philosophical belief” in the UK.

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NAS.org Articles for 11/13/09 Week

Nov 13, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Don't miss this week's articles on NAS.org: Should Everyone Go? Ashley Thorne, Nov. 9 President Obama's goal - that by 2020 America would have the highest… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

A Liberal Professor Humors His Conservative “Whipper-Snapper” Students

Nov 13, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Via Campus Reform, I read an interesting post today on a blog called Hugo Schwyzer. The author, an anonymous "community college history and gender studies professor, animal rights activist and Episcopal youth minister with a passion… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Do Too Many Students Go To College?

Nov 13, 2009 by George Leef |

The Chronicle Review recently ran a lively discussion on that question, featuring nine people with widely divergent views. In today's Pope Center piece, I comment on it and offer my own answers to some of the questions… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Less May Be More

Nov 13, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Barbara Bowen, the president of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the  faculty union of the City University of New York (CUNY), circulated an e-mail asking union members to protest creation of a fifth pension tier that… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Second Life Duty? Seriously?

Nov 12, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Second Life, a virtual "world" resembling a video game, enables people to interact with one another via avatars - digitized, animated versions of themselves. The creepy, sexual, Second Life universe is inhabited… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

CSU Chico Buckles Down on Employees’ Mileage

Nov 12, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A faculty member at California State University, Chico, sent me the following email from the director of the university's institute for sustainable development:
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