Academic Standards

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Common Complaints

Apr 04, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Dr. Wood replies to Sol Stern and discusses the ways in which the Common Core will harm students and lower standards.

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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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What the Common Core Will Do to Colleges

Mar 18, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The Common Core will not make an appreciable number of students more "college ready." Rather, it feeds the illusion that a college degree is a ticket to personal prosperity.

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Caught with Gay Books: South Carolina Punishes Colleges for Freshman Reading Choices

Mar 06, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

South Carolina cuts funding from college common reading programs that assign gay-themed books.

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Columbia Teachers College Study is Broad and Subjective

Mar 05, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The Columbia Teachers College's new study, College Educational Quality, aims to assess academic quality in higher education. The research methods, however, merit much questioning.

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Educators vs. Employers

Feb 26, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

A new Gallup survey shows a wide gap between the perspectives of business leaders and higher-education leaders on how prepared today's college graduates are for the work force.

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Academic Scandal at WSSU

Jul 17, 2013 by George Leef |

Academic deceit under the guise of academic success.

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Women and Philosophy

Jul 01, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Will studying more female philosophers draw more women to philosophy? Dr. Wood weighs in.

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Multiple Choice Math: A Mismatch of Standards

Jun 26, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Wrinkles in the transition from high school to college come in several shades.

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Introducing Summer 2013 Intern Tessa Carter

May 22, 2013 by NAS |

Tessa Carter begins her communications internship at NAS.

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Don’t Know Much About History: Colleges Teach History with Politics Left Out

Jan 18, 2013 by Jonathan Bean |

Jonathan Bean responds to NAS's recent report on Two Texas Universities' U.S. History Courses. He's not optimistic about history education.

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College Hurts Productivity!

Jan 04, 2013 by George Leef |

Robert Weissberg contends that for many students, college just delays the time when they'll have to drop the slovenly habits they've acquired through years in the soft and undemanding world of America's education system.

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Perspectives Unbound

Dec 20, 2012 by Robert L. Jackson |

Confronted with the Howard Zinn-ing of history, Mary Grabar writes, “The abandonment of objectivity is an acknowledgement that one is no longer teaching history.”

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Is this the best UNCW could do?

Dec 19, 2012 by George Leef |

Jay Schalin writes about the latest addition to the English faculty at UNC-Wilmington, a professor whose work ranges from the silly to the unprintable.

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Ward Churchill: Still Fired

Sep 13, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The sacked former ethnic studies professor loses another round.

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