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Explore the debate and science of Higher Ed Reform.

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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May 31, 2022

Can America’s Colleges and Universities Be Saved?

David Randall

We urge American citizens and policymakers to reform our higher education system while there is still time.

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May 10, 2022

Beginning the Long March Back

Marina Ziemnick

Three routes to restoring the credibility of America’s educational institutions.

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November 24, 2021

NAS Urges the South Dakota Board of Regents to Build Upon Its Initial Reform Efforts

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars urges the South Dakota Board of Regents to build upon its first steps toward reforming the state's public universities and proposes additional reforms.

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January 5, 2021

The 2020 Election

Peter Wood

The 2020 election was as contentious as they get. What effect will this extreme partisanship have on the future of higher education? At what point are bipartisan proposals useless--when is a line to b......

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July 18, 2020

Rebuilding America by Restoring the University

Neetu Arnold

Since the progressive trend in higher education isn't going away, conservatives must push for reform by exerting power from the outside.

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December 11, 2019

Child Care, Food Stamps, and Flat Tires: When Free Tuition Isn't Enough

Rachelle Peterson

In her latest article for The Federalist, NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson unpacks the Democrats' proposed "College Affordability Act," a bill that promises to fund everything fr......

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November 13, 2019

Presidential Candidates on Higher Education

Rachelle Peterson

What do the top contenders for president have to say about higher education? Rachelle breaks down the top five Democratic candidates across ten policy issues. She also includes a section on President......

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October 23, 2019

Washington Voters: Vote NO on Referendum 88

Peter Wood

Earlier this year the Democratic-controlled Legislature of Washington State voted to overturn a ban on racial preferences voted in 20 years ago. Washington voters now have the opportunity to overturn......

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August 30, 2019

Top 2020 Democrats on Higher Education

Rachelle Peterson

The top Democratic presidential candidates' positions on higher education reveal they fail to grasp the fundamental questions of what college is for and why intellectual freedom matters.

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