Explore the debate and science of Academic Standards.

January 25, 2023

Letter: The New Mexico Public Education Department 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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July 5, 2022

Learning From Asian-American Success

Neetu Arnold

Life is not a zero-sum game. The successes of some should inspire others to do better, not fuel bitterness and envy.

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May 17, 2022

Stop the Spread (of Lowered Standards)

Marina Ziemnick

Erasing academic standards won’t solve the problems that students face in the post-pandemic era—it will only mask them.

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December 2, 2021

Sokal III: The Latest (and Greatest?) Academic Hoax

Marina Ziemnick

Start perusing the latest issues of “elite” academic journals. There’s no telling what you might find.

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November 4, 2021

Don’t Cancel Rigor

David Randall

Academic rigor shapes itself to the demands of the subject, not the inquirer, and makes the student worthy of what he studies. Academic rigor is truly transformative.

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December 2, 2019

Academic Freedom, Academic Diversity, and Research Integrity at UCLA

National Association of Scholars

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 wrongdoin......

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November 1, 2019

The End of Meritocracy

National Association of Scholars

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

National Association of Scholars

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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