Ashley Thorne

Executive Director, National Association of Scholars. Ashley Thorne can be reached at

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Are Your Kids Getting a Daily Dose of News Propaganda with Their Common Core?

Sep 22, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Common Core offers students dumbed down and biased news articles to fill an appetite of "informational texts."

Virginia Tech’s Welcome Mat: Diversity Edu

Aug 29, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Students at Virginia Tech and other universities are being "nudged" into diversity with a new and costly not-for-credit course. 

Rose Must Fall: Censorship at UCT

Aug 08, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

The University of Cape Town has dealt another blow to academic freedom. 

Race Relations, Liberal Bias, and Safe Spaces on Campus

May 10, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Three stories from the last week all have one thing in common; can you guess what it is?

BDS: Boycotting Academic Freedom

May 10, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne explains how boycotting Israeli academic institutions leads to the politicalization of learning and limits academic liberty. 

The Drive to Put Western Civ Back in the College Curriculum

Mar 30, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne writes for the New York Post about some Stanford students' push for a Western civilization course.

Give the Poor Students a Chance, Not a Preference

Jan 25, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne analyzes the problems with giving college admissions preferences to low-income students.

Roses and Thorns: NAS’s Top 10 List for 2015

Dec 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

The National Association of Scholars remembers who stood out this year in higher education. 

Better Beach Books?

Oct 15, 2015 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

NAS welcomes readers’ suggestions of titles for college common reading. 

College Students Will Gather to Discuss “Marriage, Family, and Sexual Integrity”

Oct 01, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Registration is open for an October 30-31 student conference at Princeton sponsored by the Love and Fidelity Network.

Obama Takes a Surprising Stand

Sep 17, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

President Obama criticizes universities that "coddle" students from opposing views.

In Memory of Philip J. Clements

Sep 14, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A remembrance of an NAS board member, wise leader, and good friend.

‘Challenging’ Students Is Not Achieved with Sexual Pictures

Sep 01, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne argues that college common readings need to challenge students intellectually - and that graphic novels don't do that.

A Revoked Doctorate for Little Rock School District Former Leader

Sep 01, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Indiana Wesleyan University revokes a degree after NAS spotlighted a plagiarized dissertation.

Columbia Gets Citizenship Wrong

Aug 31, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Columbia University is requiring students to take sexual assault education prevention training but cares little about students' long-term sexual well-being or freedom of conscience.

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