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October 18, 2021

Letter: Reforming Louisiana Social Studies Standards

Peter Wood and David Randall

NAS concludes that the Louisiana Standards: Social Studies draft, unfortunately, uses misguided pedagogical principles and has been politicized to forward a radical curriculum aligned with C......

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October 13, 2021

NAS Calls on Governor Noem to Pause Revision of South Dakota Fine Arts and Other Standards

Peter Wood and David Randall

South Dakota is pursuing social studies standards that promote a first-rate education and protect children from political indoctrination. The state should also establish a new procedure to evaluate K-......

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September 21, 2021

How Colleges Forget the Constitution

Christopher Kendall

A survey of Constitution Day events at America's colleges and universities.

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September 20, 2021

The Meaning of Constitution Day

The 1776 Commission

The story of America is the story of a proud people with a boundless desire to leave for their posterity a more just and free society. This is the inheritance of all Americans.

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August 26, 2021

Civic Education as a Duty and a Delight

Paul O. Carrese

For too many Americans, “civics” is either a vague mystery or akin to a dental cleaning: we know that we should do it but would avoid it if possible.

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July 29, 2021

Critique of the Fordham Institute's "The State of State Standards for Civics and U.S. History in 2021"

David Randall

In its review of state history and civics standards, the Fordham Institute has embraced Action Civics for the sake of compromise. This is a grave mistake.

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July 29, 2021

The American Regime and Its Moral Ground

Hadley Arkes

Lincoln reminded us that the Union, the American republic, was older than the Constitution. The Constitution was made, as it said, for “a more perfect Union.”

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July 28, 2021

The Moment in 1986 When Critical Race Theory Ousted the Civil Rights Movement

Eric Felten

Critical race theory came into its own by accusing friends and colleagues of racism. Should it be any surprise that critics of CRT should find themselves accused of racism too?

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July 14, 2021

What Is American Citizenship?

Dennis Hale and Marc Landy

Citizenship as an office, or as a duty, is a discordant note in an age of “rights talk.” What makes American citizenship different?

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June 22, 2021

Video: 1815: The Miracle at New Orleans

National Association of Scholars

Watch as Donald Hickey, Brian Kilmeade, and Joseph F. Stoltz discuss the myths and truths of the War of 1812's most known engagement, The Battle of New Orleans.

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