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February 2, 2023

Bipartisanship Can Build and Destroy Reforms

Peter Wood and David Randall

States around the nation have started to consider establishing independent centers in their public universities, where genuine, politically pluralist scholarship and teaching can thrive.

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February 1, 2023

Applause for the "Education Governor"

David Randall

Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis has announced new reforms to curb bloated bureaucracies of higher education and encourage intellectual diversity.

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January 26, 2023

Counterproductive Tenure Reform

David Randall

North Dakota House Bill 1446 proposes new reform to tenure in the state's public universities. While the sentiment is welcome, the bill is likely to decrease intellectual diversity on campus.

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January 25, 2023

Florida Scraps Advanced Placement Course for Activism

National Association of Scholars

Defunding programs founded on the "activist model" protects students from unwarranted political influence.  

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January 24, 2023

Proposed Revisions to Strengthen the Resiliency of the Center for American Exceptionalism

National Association of Scholars

House Bill 1070 is a wonderful initiative—but South Dakota policymakers should not waste taxpayer dollars on a Center that will be captured by activists.

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January 20, 2023

Virginia is for Lovers, not DEI Ideologues

Mason Goad

In light of the recent unrest in Northern Virginia high schools, the Commonwealth must not forget to hold its universities, the superordinate educational authorities, to some accountability.

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January 13, 2023

NAS Commends Virginia's 2023 Draft History and Social Studies Standards

National Association of Scholars

The Virginia Board of Education has created excellent history and social studies standards in its latest revision. 

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January 12, 2023

NAS Commends South Dakota's Draft Social Studies Standards

National Association of Scholars

South Dakota's new proposed social studies standards are among the best in the nation. With further revisions, they could be made even stronger. 

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December 22, 2022

Rigged Systems, Credential Clashes, and Good Ol’ Fashioned Civics Standards

David Randall

Read about the good, the bad, and the just plain ugly developments in civics education as we head into the holidays.

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December 8, 2022

Social Studies Textbooks, CRT Bans, and Reforms at Risk

David Randall

The next several months will be especially crucial in the battle for civics education reform in Virginia, South Dakota, Texas, Florida, and Minnesota.

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