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Reading Pages, Reading Screens

Oct 19, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS published articles on both sides of the debate over the future of reading. One held up the merits of traditional books and asserted that we have much to lose as human beings if we abandon the printed word, and the other defended…

A Kindled Spirit

Oct 19, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

An argument in defense of eReaders: they aren't killing books or our attention spans.

NYT Debate: Do Colleges Need French Departments?

Oct 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

In light of SUNY-Albany's cuts to its foreign language programs, the New York Times asked eight higher ed experts, "Do colleges need French departments?" Heres a takeaway sentence from each one. (See also this SUNY-Albany…

The Glut of College Graduates

Oct 18, 2010 by George Leef |

Writing at the CCAP blog, Christopher Matgouranis shows how badly the U.S. has oversold college. He gives some Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the prevalence of college degrees among those working in occupations that most high…

The Twilight Generation Can’t Read

Oct 18, 2010 by Sandra Stotsky |

A new ALSCW study suggests that fragmented English curricula and neglect of close reading impair reading scores and college readiness despite major increases in funding for elementary and secondary education.

Ask a Scholar: A Grammatical Conundrum

Oct 18, 2010 by David J. Rothman |

Is it correct to say, "they can't make up their mind," or "they can't make up their minds"?

“Lily-White Imbalances”: Blatant Reverse Racism at Brooklyn College

Oct 16, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A faculty member's call for racial discrimination gives us a window into the shallow world of "diversity" in academe.

Teaching College Students to Write

Oct 15, 2010 by George Leef |

Most college composition courses teach students "next to nothing" writes Troy Camplin in today's Pope Center piece. The problem is that most students have great deficits in their understanding of English thanks to their K-12…

$600 for “Teaching to Diversity” at CSU Chico

Oct 15, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Professors are invited to join a committee that will find ways to impose "diversity in the classroom."

The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov

Oct 15, 2010 by Jamie Glazov |

FrontPage Magazine interviews NAS board member and history professor Jay Bergman on his new book, Meeting the Demands of Reason.

Social Justice and Censorship

Oct 15, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

On the release of a new FIRE video, NAS recalls our victory for freedom of conscience with an accrediting body and its biased "dispositions" requirements.

A College Course on What Fictional Characters Wore?

Oct 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

I just read an article in the University Daily Kansan linked in Glenn's Collegiate Press Roundup this week. The article, "Women, Take Back Halloween" is written by a male student whose characterization of slutty Halloween…

A Canadian Columnist Sees Through the College Hype

Oct 14, 2010 by George Leef |

David Warren writes for The Ottawa Citizen and has a firm grasp on the reality of higher education. Consider this column published Oct. 12. Is higher education a great, crucial investment in human capital? Here's what…

NAS Unearths Censored Study on High School Research Papers

Oct 14, 2010 by |

Why aren't high schools doing a better job of teaching students to write? The suppressed study finds that 95% of high school teachers think research papers are important, but 62% never assign them.

“It Messes Up My Fishing Time”: Why American High School Teachers Don’t…

Oct 14, 2010 by Peter Wood |

NAS brings to light a long-suppressed research report on how American high school teachers avoid assigning research papers.

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