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Explore the debate and science of Academic Standards.

December 2, 2019

Academic Freedom, Academic Diversity, and Research Integrity at UCLA

NAS

The National Association of Scholars has submitted a comment to the WASC Senior College and University Commission, which is currently accrediting UCLA. We urge WSCUC to call on UCLA to admit wrongdoing in the case of Jim Enstrom and implement reforms...

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November 1, 2019

The End of Meritocracy

NAS

In an excerpt from The Diversity Delusion, Heather Mac Donald describes the "diversity mania" taking over the academy.

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May 24, 2019

On Adversity Scores

NAS

NAS President Peter Wood criticizes the College Board's proposed new "adversity scores."

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August 21, 2018

The Incoming Flood of College Freshmen Won’t Learn How To Write

John Maguire

John G. Maguire discusses how to improve college students’ writing.

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May 30, 2018

An Open Call for Reviewers

NAS

The Department of Education is seeking grant reviewers.

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December 19, 2016

Debating Scientific Epistemology

Edward R. Dougherty

Professor Dougherty discusses the dangers of modeling complex systems in response to Professors Gilley and Goldstein.

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December 19, 2016

Me, My Emotions, and I

Nayeli Riano

College English classes should train students in scholarship, not subjectivity. 

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September 22, 2016

Are Your Kids Getting a Daily Dose of News Propaganda with Their Common Core?

Ashley Thorne

Common Core offers students dumbed down and biased news articles to fill an appetite of "informational texts."

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April 20, 2016

War, What Is It Good For? Sometimes, Absolutely Everything

Peter Wood

Wars have significantly contributed to our identity as a nation.

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August 31, 2015

The Pressure of Group Thought

Peter Wood

NAS president Peter Wood questions the legitimacy of always seeking academic consensus.

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