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Explore the debate and science of Higher Ed Reform.

May 19, 2023

Reform at Scale: A Map of NAS Initiatives by State

National Association of Scholars

UPDATED: An official tracker of the NAS and Civics Alliance's higher education reform efforts by state. We are working to defend academic freedom for faculty, students, and others, along......

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May 16, 2023

Testimony in Favor of Ohio Senate Bill 117

Peter Wood

The National Association of Scholars heartily endorses SB 117, and we urge Ohio’s legislators to pass this bill and Governor DeWine to sign it, as it is a necessary and well-tailored means to re......

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May 9, 2023

Higher Ed’s Terminal Bloat

Kali Jerrard

Colleges and universities continue to throw resources at administrators, new race and gender programs, and more while ignoring alarming internal and external trends. It’s time for high......

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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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