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November 19, 2018

Racial Preferences at Harvard

NAS

NAS Board Member Professor Gail Heriot introduces a panel on Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.

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January 12, 2016

Common Core Damage Will Last for Years to Come

Chance Layton

NAS President Peter Wood, in a recent Heartlander article, explains the failures of Common Core and why it’s in the process of leaving America’s public schools.

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August 28, 2013

Utopian Solution to Higher Ed's Problems: Make It Free

George Leef

Robert Samuels argues in a new book that public higher ed can and should be free; George Leef disagrees.

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June 17, 2013

Seeking Value or Imposing Values?

Eric R. Terzuolo

Dr. Terzuolo responds to the AAC&U's new global learning rubric.

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July 13, 2012

What Were They Thinking?

Peter Wood

The platform committee of the Texas Republican Party backs away from its support of "critical thinking."

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May 22, 2012

The Unteachables: A Generation That Cannot Learn

Janice Fiamengo

An English professor wonders how to teach students who can't learn.

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May 9, 2012

Higher Education and the Perfect Data Storm

David Clemens

To understand what's really going on at our colleges and universities, we need to look beyond data, writes David Clemens.

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February 28, 2012

Defending Online Learning, Part One

Thomas K. Lindsay

Once a skeptic, Thomas K. Lindsay now sees online education as a powerful means to address the crisis in American higher education.

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August 31, 2011

Unnumbered

Peter Wood

Peter Wood fears that a new proposal for improving science education will lead to even greater math illiteracy among high school graduates.

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July 8, 2011

Higher Ed, or Building Clockwork Oranges?

David Clemens

For Father’s Day, my daughter Kate sent me a t-shirt featuring David Pelham’s dust jacket of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange (Penguin, 1962).  Director Stanley Kubrick turned Burgess’s cautionary tale into a...

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