Texas A & M University

Measuring Core Requirements

Oct 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The more expensive a college is, the less likely it is to have a strong core curriculum, finds the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). 

Why “Comprehensive” History is Controversial

Mar 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Two new bills that would require general education requirements for U.S. history to be met by courses providing "a comprehensive survey" are seen as a threat by proponents of Mexican American studies.

Don’t Know Much About History: Colleges Teach History with Politics Left Out

Jan 18, 2013 by Jonathan Bean |

Jonathan Bean responds to NAS's recent report on Two Texas Universities' U.S. History Courses. He's not optimistic about history education.

Recasting History: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History?

Jan 10, 2013 Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood, Richard W. Fonte |

A report on the teaching of U.S. history to undergraduates, focused on the University of Texas and Texas A&M University.

Colleges Twist U.S. History

Jan 10, 2013 |

PRESS RELEASE: NAS and its Texas affiliate release a report finding that U.S. history courses at American colleges and universities downplay the nation’s economic, military, and political history and dramatically overemphasize…

What, If Anything, To Do About Tenure?

Apr 20, 2012 by George Leef |

Tenure should be left to "bottom-up" decision processes.

Clash of Symbols

Jun 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Elsa Murano, the first Latina president of Texas A&M University, has resigned. Some lament the loss of the institution's "symbol" of diversity.