Legislation, State

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Indiana Teachers Union Opposing Sensible Reform

May 28, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

The Indiana State Teachers Association is opposing a proposal to grant teaching licenses to college graduates with good grades and work experience.

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Texas Legislature Hears Arguments on “Comprehensive Survey” Bill

Apr 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The Texas House of Representatives' Higher Education Committee heard arguments for and against a bill that would clarify a preexisting bill requiring the study of U.S. history in college.

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American History Bill Aims for a More Inclusive Curriculum

Apr 05, 2013 by Thomas K. Lindsay |

Thomas Lindsay offers a defense of the Texas American History Bill.

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Why “Comprehensive” History is Controversial

Mar 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Two new bills that would require general education requirements for U.S. history to be met by courses providing "a comprehensive survey" are seen as a threat by proponents of Mexican American studies.

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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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New Hampshire Passes Law Banning Racial Preferences

Jan 05, 2012 |

The NAS hails New Hampshire's new prohibition against racial preferences as a victory for equal opportunity in higher education.

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CAS Chairman’s Testimony Against Racial Preferences Bill for California State…

Jun 28, 2011 by Charles Geshekter |

Testimony of CAS Chairman Charles Geshekter testimony before the California Senate education against SB 185, April 27, 2011.

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California Affiliate Continues Campaign Against Racial Preference Bill

Jun 22, 2011 by Charles Geshekter , John Ellis |

The California Association of Scholars steps up its opposition to proposed legislation which would authorize the use of racial preferences in college admissions. Have the state's legislators forgotten Proposition 209?

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California Association of Scholars Opposes New Racial Preferences Senate Bill

May 05, 2011 by John Ellis |

Another bill threatens to overturn Proposition 209; the ever-vigilant California Association of Scholars speaks out.

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Study Shows Many States Fail in U.S. History Standards

Mar 04, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Where do states set the bar for teaching American history in K-12? Is the curriculum accurate, chronological, and clear? The Fordham Institute reports.

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Congratulations, King Banaian!

Dec 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from NAS.org  Congratulations to King Banaian, who was elected in a close race to the Minnesota House of Representatives. On Election Day he was ten votes ahead of his opponent Carol Lewis,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

At the Ballot in AZ Nov. 2: Proposition 107

Oct 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Next week Arizona citizens have the historic opportunity to reject racial preferences in state institutions, including public universities, by voting YES on Proposition 107. Learn more: NAS's argument in favor of Prop. 107… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes Racial Preferences Bill

Oct 05, 2010 by John Ellis |

A victory for the California Association of Scholars, who argued against a bill that would have legalized racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination.

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Jennifer Gratz on the Real Question About Race

Jul 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Jennifer Gratz, plaintiff in Gratz v. Bollinger in 2003, testified in court last week against AB 2047, a new bill that if passed, will overturn Proposition 209 and allow racial preferences in California university admissions.… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

California Scholars Fighting for Prop. 209

Jun 22, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Proposition 209, the law prohibiting racial preferences at public universities in California, is under attack. Last week the California Association of Scholars (CAS), an affiliate of NAS, filed a motion to intervene in… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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