David Randall

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

Reports


Ideology on Campus - July 11, 2022

Shifting Sands: Report II

David Randall, Warren Kindzierski and Stanley Young

Shifting Sands: Flimsy Food Findings examines how irreproducible science affects select areas of government policy and regulation governed by different federal agencies. This second report focuse......

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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 15, 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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October 24, 2022

Conservatism: Which Way Forward?

David Randall

A review of "Conservatism: A Rediscovery," by Yoram Hazony, Regnery Gateway, 2022, pp. xxix + 445, $29.99 hardcover.

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October 24, 2022

Citizenship in Crisis

David Randall

Two prominent conservative critics offer incisive evaluations of what ails the American republic. But both also exhibit an embarrassed unwillingness to conceive of the American nation as something wor......

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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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January 26, 2023

Counterproductive Tenure Reform

David Randall

North Dakota House Bill 1446 proposes new reform to tenure in the state's public universities. While the sentiment is welcome, the bill is likely to decrease intellectual diversity on campus.

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January 25, 2023

🔒Letter: The New Mexico Public Education Must Revise Its Social Studies Standards

Peter Wood and David Randall

We believe that NMPED should revise its social studies standards to ensure that they provide an adequate, uniform, and sufficient social studies education to all New Mexico students.

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January 24, 2023

Diminishing Returns of Grant-Based Science

David Randall

Disruptive science is on the decline, are flush coffers to blame?

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