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January 9, 2023

NAS Celebrates the Nomination of Reform-Minded Trustees to the New College of Florida Board

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars is delighted with Governor Ron DeSantis’ nomination of six education reformers to the Board of Trustees of the New College of Florida.

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November 8, 2022

Will America's Educrats Pass the Midterm Exam?

Marina Ziemnick

A revolt at the polls may be coming—but not the kind that the Biden Administration seems to expect.

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October 25, 2022

A Blueprint for Higher Education Reform

Marina Ziemnick

If American higher education is to be reformed, the pressure must come from outside the institutions, not from within. NAS’s policy proposals will serve as a key tool in this project.

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October 24, 2022

NAS Cuts the Ribbon for Policy Proposals Website Section

National Association of Scholars

We must rally the American public and policymakers if we are to restore an American education system that fosters intellectual freedom, searches for truth, and promotes virtuous citizenship.

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October 7, 2022

On Tenure

J. Scott Turner

Tenure will only provide the protection it is supposed to when university faculty can wield effective power against the academy’s political overseers.

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September 23, 2022

NAS Comments on Senator Tom Cotton's "Student Loan Reform Act"

National Association of Scholars

The Student Loan Reform Act of 2022 would greatly improve higher education, but more far-reaching reform is needed to address the structural problems afflicting American universities.

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August 30, 2022

Passing the Check on Student Loans

Marina Ziemnick

Debt forgiveness only makes financial sense as part of a broader restructuring of higher education financing—a truly one-time deal, designed to wipe the slate clean and reboot the system.

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July 29, 2022

NAS Supports Governor DeSantis in the Battle over Florida Accreditation Reform

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars supports Governor Ron DeSantis in his struggle against the U.S. Department of Education’s effort to undermine Florida’s accreditation reform law.

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July 26, 2022

Showdown in the Swamp

Marina Ziemnick

The new Florida accreditation law is a great opportunity to determine whether a simple change could solve some of the deep-rooted problems in the current accreditation system.

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June 14, 2022

Intellectual Freedom, If You Can Keep It

Marina Ziemnick

Intellectual freedom wasn’t born with tenure, and it won’t be saved by tenure. It’s time for besieged academics to stop clinging to their plastic shields and to start rebuilding.

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