New York Post and Others Highlight NAS Report

National Association of Scholars

On Tuesday, the National Association of Scholars released Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics at a launch in Washington D.C. It has attracted media attention, including the following:

  • The New York Post published an article by Professor F. H. Buckley of George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School. Buckley's article drew from our research, discussing the emergence of "New Civics" in higher education, which sells radical political activism as true citizenship.
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  • Professor F. H. Buckley also appeared on Fox & Friends noting, "the federal government is pouring a great deal of money into colleges that have programs that train students to be student activists."
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  • Denis Prager speaks to Joy Pullmann, the managing editor of The Federalist about "New Civics" on January 17, 2017.
  • Stanley Fish in The Chronicle of Higher Education critiques our report saying, "The report declares that the proponents of civic engagement 'cannot distinguish education from progressive activism.' The NAS cannot distinguish education from conservative activism."
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education covered our report and included a response from the University of Colorado Boulder.
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  • Inside Higher Ed featured our report, noting, "'service learning' initiatives at college seek to teach students that a 'good citizen is a radical activist.'"
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  • The Washington Times says that our "report also shows that what happens in academia doesn’t stay in academia." 
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  • Think Freely Media featured NAS President Peter Wood and NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne on its Everyday Heroes Project podcast. Wood and Thorne spoke on Title IX and the "New Civics," the focus of Making Citizens.
    Listen to the Podcast >
  • John K. Wilson critiqued our report on Academe Blog, a publication of the American Association of University Professors. David Randall, NAS's Director of Communications and the author of Making Citizens, offers a brief response.
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    Read Randall's Response >
  • Education Week blogger Harry C. Boyte responds to our report in the context of a debate that he says is "between 'We The People' and 'a chosen body of citizens.'" Boyte is the founder of Public Achievement, a "New Civics" program NAS critiques in Making Citizens.
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Making Citizens was released on January 10, 2017, and is a research report conducted by the National Association of Scholars. To stay updated on coverage related to Making Citizens, check out What Others Say.
Pictures from Tuesday's launch event in Washington D.C. at the Anderson House are on our Facebook Page.
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