Explore the debate and science of Academic Standards.

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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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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