David Randall

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

Reports


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 9, 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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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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July 2, 2020

Should Science be More Scientific?

David Randall

There is a correlation between the increase of funding and fraud—financial incentives weaken the barriers of self-discipline and dedication in science. 

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March 23, 2020

Race and the Constitution: Liberal Historians Correct the Left

David Randall

A review essay of two books by men of the left that in different degrees counter 1619 claims, No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding by Sean Wilentz, and The Second......

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May 13, 2021

Opposing Biden's "Proposed Priorities," An Appeal to Cornyn and Cole, and Nevada AB 19

David Randall

Click to read the fourth issue of Resolute, our new Civics Alliance newsletter informing you about the most urgent issues in civics education.

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May 11, 2021

Tracking American Civics Legislation

David Randall

Updated 5/11/21: We're tracking every proposed American civics education bill, both on the federal and state level, and have organized our data here for public use.

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May 3, 2021

NAS Comments on ED's Proposed Rule, "Proposed Priorities-American History and Civics Education"

Peter Wood and David Randall

The Proposed Rule relies extensively on the vocabulary of radical activists, which guarantees that these activists will receive the lion’s share of American History and Civics Education fun......

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