Recent Articles

To Prevent Election Catastrophe We Need Open Data

Sound statistics won’t be enough to save us from a toxic brew of partisan hatred. But they might make the difference that lets the country accept the results of the election peacefully.

An Outspoken Scholar Gets Canceled, Again, but He’s Not Giving Up

What do you get when you cross scholarly criticism of anticolonialism and an angry mob of academic "cancelers"? The results aren't pretty.

President Trump’s Plans for Higher Ed

The Trump administration seems most concerned with helping prospective students and their families make wise choices about college and supporting students while they are there.

EVENT: All the King's Horses and Men

Join the National Association of Scholars for an online lecture and Q&A on Wednesday, October 21st at 2 pm ET.

Most Recent from Minding The Campus

How Political Correctness on Race Fuels Polarization

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing symposium on white fragility and its related concepts. To view all of the essays in this series, click here. Craig Frisby usefully points us to...

Data-Driven Accountability is Coming to Higher Ed

Most people and institutions are held accountable, however imperfectly. We all know of a charlatan who has yet to be exposed, or a shady institution that is coasting on its reputation, but eventually,...

Reports

Corrupting the College Board

In exchange for generous Chinese government funding, the College Board has given China strategic access to American K-12 education. Since at least 2003, the College Board has sponsored Confucius Insti...

Critical Care

The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted enormous financial damage on colleges and universities and the cost is still growing. American higher education will undergo an unprecedented financial crisis in...

The Lost History of Western Civilization

The Lost History of Western Civilization is a wide-ranging consideration of the academy’s role in producing America’s contemporary political and cultural divisions. The report traces the w...

Social Justice Education in America

Social Justice Education in America is a comprehensive examination of the inner workings of social justice advocates at more than 60 universities and how they have insinuated themselves into...

CounterCurrent


October 13, 2020

President Trump’s Plans for Higher Ed

The Trump administration seems most concerned with helping prospective students and their families make wise choices about college and supporting students while they are there....

October 6, 2020

Joe Biden’s Plans for Higher Ed

This week, we take a look at Democratic challenger Joe Biden's higher ed. proposals, which center on facilitating socioeconomic mobility via educational flexibility and federal subs...

September 29, 2020

Critical Race Theory and New Racism

What exactly are these new ideologies, and how have they grown to become mainstream?...

Statements

ED and DOS Issue Urgent Warning About Chinese Influence in American Schools

NAS commends the Education and State Depts. for issuing two joint letters urging American education leaders to investigate possible Chinese government influence in their schools.

Trump Orders No Federal Funding for CRT and Stereotyping

Last month, the president took two key actions affecting higher ed: a memorandum tackling Critical Race Theory and Executive Order 13950.

Press Releases

College Board Corrupted by Chinese Government Funding, Report Finds

In exchange for generous Chinese government funding, the College Board has given China strategic access to American K-12 education, concludes a new report from the National Association of Scholars.

Scholars Unsurprised by Yale’s Violation of Civil Rights

The Department of Justice has accused Yale University of racial discrimination in its undergraduate admissions, defending the principle that no institution is above the law.

Events

EVENT: All the King's Horses and Men

Join the National Association of Scholars for an online lecture and Q&A on Wednesday, October 21st at 2 pm ET.

NAS’s Daniel Asia Directs UArizona’s Thirteenth Annual Composers Festival

Professor Daniel Asia, NAS board member, is serving as festival director for this four-day event featuring the music of George Gershwin, Steve Reich, and William Bolcom.