David Randall

Director of Research, National Association of Scholars. David Randall can be reached at [email protected]

Reports


Study of the Curriculum - February 15, 2022

Learning for Self-Government

David Randall

Americans strongly disagree about how our K-12 schools should teach our system of self-government. Dozens of organizations offer rival civics education resources and many of them don't work. A new......

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Ideology on Campus - May 16, 2021

Shifting Sands: Report I

David Randall, Warren Kindzierski and Stanley Young

Shifting Sands: Unsound Science and Unsafe Regulation examines how irreproducible science affects select areas of government policy and regulation governed by different federal agencies. This fir......

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April 25, 2021

Skewed History

David Randall, Kevin R. C. Gutzman, Jason Ross, Bruce P. Frohnen, Amity Shlaes and William Pettinger

Skewed History: Textbook Coverage of Early America and the New Deal is a review and critique of five textbooks’ coverage of four historical periods: The European Settlement of North America......

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Study of the Curriculum - April 4, 2021

Climbing Down

David Randall, Jennifer Helms and James Nations

America’s most popular science curriculum, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), fails students. This report details how the popular curriculum omits basic tenets of science, including t......

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Study of the Curriculum - November 15, 2020

Disfigured History

David Randall

Disfigured History: How the College Board Demolishes the Past details the careless, politicized history in the College Board's revisions of the Advanced Placement (AP) European, United States, and......

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Ideology on Campus - November 29, 2019

Social Justice Education in America

David Randall

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......

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Study of the Curriculum - September 19, 2019

Beach Books 2018-2019

David Randall

Hundreds of American colleges and universities assign a summer reading to entering freshmen—usually one book, which is often un-academic and politically progressive. This year, Beach Books finds......

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Study of the Curriculum - October 1, 2018

Beach Books 2017-2018

David Randall

Hundreds of American colleges and universities assign a summer reading to entering freshmen—usually one book, which is often un-academic and politically progressive. This year, Beach Books provi......

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Corrupting the University - April 9, 2018

The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science

David Randall and Christopher Welser

A reproducibility crisis afflicts a wide range of scientific and social-scientific disciplines, from epidemiology to social psychology. Many supposedly scientific results cannot be reproduced, because......

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Academic Freedom - January 15, 2018

Charting Academic Freedom

David Randall

A resource for anyone interested in the issue of academic freedom on college campuses in America. Charting compares fourteen published statements on academic freedom in twenty-five categorie......

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Ideology on Campus - January 8, 2017

Making Citizens

David Randall

The “New Civics” redefines civics as progressive political activism. Rooted in the radical program of the 1960s’ New Left, the New Civics presents itself as an up-to-date version of......

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Study of the Curriculum - June 12, 2016

The Disappearing Continent

David Randall

Much of the European past goes missing in the new AP European History Course and Exam Description. The College Board tells the story of European history as the triumph of secular progressivism, and sh......

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August 23, 2021

A Plagiarism Schematic

David Randall

A review of Disguised Academic Plagiarism: A Typology and Case Studies for Researchers and Editors by M.V. Dougherty.

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June 7, 2021

How to Become Educated

David Randall

A review of "How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education" by Scott Newstok.

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September 30, 2020

Why Trump?

David Randall

A review of The Age of Entitlement: America Since the 1960s, Christopher Caldwell, Simon and Schuster, 2020, pp. 352, $17.39 hardcover.

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February 14, 2022

NAS Commends the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's Revised Louisiana Social Studies Standards

Peter Wood and David Randall

We are pleased by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's most recent revisions and propose several additional reforms to build upon its excellent work. 

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January 20, 2022

An Initial Victory for UNT Professor Timothy Jackson

David Randall

Persecuted music professor Timothy Jackson has won an early battle in the courts. Every scholar who seeks redress against academic persecution should take heart.

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January 18, 2022

Gov. Youngkin Bans Critical Race Theory, but More Reform is Necessary

David Randall

Governor Youngkin has moved swiftly on his campaign promises, yet the state of Virginia must do more to institutionalize education reform.

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