Debate

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Seasoned Debate: Should Education Have a Leftist Bias?

May 29, 2014 by Donald Lazere, George Leef |

Donald Lazere responds to George Leef's review of Why Education Should Have a Leftist Bias.

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Gail Heriot and Affirmative Action

Mar 03, 2014 by NAS |

NAS board member Gail Heriot debated the motion, "Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm than Good" on Intelligence Squared.

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An Appeal to NAS

Feb 27, 2014 by Donald Lazere |

Dr. Donald Lazere offers an appeal to NAS.

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ASA and the Politicization of Academe

Dec 21, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood explains why NAS won't boycott the boycotters: academia is meant to argue and persuade, not merely to get the upper hand by any means necessary.

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NAS Opposes American Studies Association Boycott of Israel

Dec 11, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Members of the American Studies Association are voting on an academic boycott of Israel, which would violate academic freedom. 

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Orwellian Brooklyn College Seminar Calls Conservatives Reactionary

Feb 16, 2012 by Mitchell Langbert |

Brooklyn College continues to suppress conservatives in word and deed.

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U Florida Students Practice Civil Debate

Jan 20, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

There's a set of electronic panels in Florida that is supposed to foster civility among students whose opinions differ.

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Manhattan Institute/Pope Center Debate Yesterday

Jan 12, 2012 by George Leef |

Resolved: Too Many People Go to College.

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Are In-House Law School Clinics Useful? No

Jun 30, 2011 by Charles E. Rounds |

Law Professor Charles E. Rounds, Jr. argues that maintaining in-house clinics is impractical and cuts into time that would be better devoted to additional study of the basics.

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Are In-House Law School Clinics Useful? Yes

Jun 30, 2011 by David French |

Attorney David French argues that although these clinics aren't perfect, they nevertheless provide helpful experience for law school students.

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Debate: Will a Push to Increase College Enrollment Lead to Lower Standards?

Jun 06, 2011 by |

Ashley Thorne and Peter Wood debated Education Sector's Kevin Carey on Minnesota Public Radio's online forum Insight Now.

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Reeves’ Laws

Apr 08, 2011 by Thomas C. Reeves |

Thought-provoking sayings from a renowned historian and former NAS board member.

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Academic Questions Authors in New York Times Peer Review Debate

Jan 11, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Stanley Trimble, Bill McKelvey, and Mohamed Gad-el-Hak draw on their findings in a recent AQ essay to contribute to a "Room for Debate" discussion on the publication of controversial research.

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Wesleyan’s Affirmative Action Reaction

Nov 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty and students at Wesleyan University lashed out in anger against a campus group for its demonstration on the injustice of racial preferences.

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Good People Can Differ

Oct 05, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Presenting both sides of controversies begins with recognizing that an opponent is not a “bad person."

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