Ashley Thorne

Executive Director, National Association of Scholars. Ashley Thorne can be reached at thorne@nas.org.

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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.

Patriotism Is Not Just for Conservatives

Aug 19, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne responds to a New Yorker article on civics education. 

APUSH Teachers Speak

Aug 17, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

High school AP U.S. history teachers are coming forward to share their dissatisfaction with the current version of the College Board’s APUSH framework.

Diversity Clauses for UCLA

Aug 07, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne shows how UCLA's priority on diversity puts pressure on faculty members' academic freedom. 

Virginia Tech Must Eliminate Diversity Requirements

Aug 07, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Update on Virginia Tech's tenure guidelines. 

Comments on Freshman Reading

Jul 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new article on college summer reading programs agrees with NAS's findings: fiction, classics, and books older than the students are extremely rare.

“Diversity” and “Inclusion” Litmus Tests for Tenure

Jul 08, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Virginia Tech is now asking candidates for promotion and tenure to prove their "active involvement in diversity and inclusion."

NAS’s Ashley Thorne in WSJ Letter: “Bring Back Civics Learning”

May 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

America used to think civics education was crucial to their citizenship. Now it is either avoided or a chore.

Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

May 15, 2015 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter.

Harvard Crimson Quotes Peter Wood on Political Imbalance

May 05, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

A new study shows that in half of Harvard's colleges, all faculty political donations are to Democrats, and none are to Republicans.

Good Citizens Are ‘Inclusive’ and Take Shorter Showers, Colleges Say

Apr 27, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Forget checks and balances, or popular sovereignty: citizenship education has morphed into environmental propaganda.

Campus Centers Sowing the Seeds of Important Ideas

Feb 19, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Campus-based programs are helping to restore rising generations’ attention to important but increasingly neglected ideas.

Academic Freedom in a Time of Silencing

Dec 22, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Today academic freedom is an embattled principle as campus guardians of political correctness wield the power to hush discussion of subjects they don't like. 

“Teaching” Ferguson

Nov 26, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty members and teachers use the grand jury's decision in the Ferguson case as an opportunity to advance the view that America is plagued by racism.

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