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Explore the debate and science of Common Reading.

October 23, 2019

College Summer Reading: A Mandated Dive Into ‘Oppressed Minorities’

Rachelle Peterson

NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson evaluates the current state of common reading programs, beginning with a bizarre choice by Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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February 8, 2019

Required Reading

NAS

A State Representative in Iowa has introduced a bill to make Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago a required read for high school graduation.

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November 20, 2018

Mediocre Books Confirmed

Peter Wood

A comment on a recent study noting the unchallenging nature of common reading program books. 

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October 12, 2018

Common Reading for Common Activism

David Randall

Common reading programs should be for exposing college students to excellent literature, not propaganda. 

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August 28, 2018

Hillsdale's Common Reading Program

David Randall

 A common reading program deserving of replication.

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August 29, 2016

Virginia Tech's Welcome Mat: Diversity Edu

Ashley Thorne

Students at Virginia Tech and other universities are being "nudged" into diversity with a new and costly not-for-credit course. 

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May 17, 2016

North Carolina Beach Books

NAS

NAS Director of Communications David Randall writes about Beach Books in North Carolina.

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March 19, 2016

Comic Books in a Liberal Education

David Randall

NAS Director of Communications David Randall discusses the proper role of comic books in a liberal education.

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March 14, 2016

Students Will Rise When Colleges Challenge Them to Read Good Books

David Randall

Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes about college common readings in The Chronicle.

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March 9, 2016

Concordia College Publicizes Beach Books Praise

David Randall

Concordia College writes about its commendation in this year's Beach Books report.

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