Educated opinion and commentary on developments and trends in higher education

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If Even Krugman Says It…

Mar 15, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood weighs the liberal commentator’s view that American higher education is no longer the path to prosperity in America.

Is Teaching a Team Sport?

Mar 14, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Students learn better when their courses fit together and build on one another. Jason Fertig counsels professors in each major to see themselves as teams united by overarching education goals.

Collegiate Press Roundup

Mar 11, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Student journalists have a look at campus elections, Transgender Awareness Week, the Libyan crisis and the joy of polyamory.

Ask a Scholar: Pragmatism in Education

Mar 11, 2011 by Lynda Stone |

How relevant is pragmatism to the education system today?

The Cultural Contradictions of Sustainability

Mar 11, 2011 by William H. Young |

The sustainability movement aims to prevent expansion and propagate utopianism. Yet its advocates promote the spread of their ideas and seek "real change" in the real world. Higher education should train students to perceive the…

The Education Dimaryp

Mar 10, 2011 by Will Fitzhugh |

A visual commentary on the priorities in American public schools.

Argus Update

Mar 10, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS members and volunteers help keep an eye on what's happening at colleges and universities across the country.

Video: Academic Questions Author Zuhdi Jasser Discusses Radical Islam Hearings

Mar 10, 2011 by |

Zuhdi Jasser, who wrote "Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture" for the spring 2011 issue of Academic Questions, testified at the Peter King hearings in Congress.

The Coarsening

Mar 10, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood comments on the combination of low taste and high privilege that are increasingly characteristic of American faculty members.

Widener Committee Advises: Withdraw Charges Against Law Prof Who Used Hypotheticals…

Mar 09, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

The committee of inquiry at Widener University recommends that charges of racism and sexism against Professor Lawrence Connell be dropped.

The Robinson Allegations

Mar 08, 2011 by |

NAS is making inquiries into the serious allegations against OSU faculty members made by Art Robinson in a statement yesterday on World Net Daily.

Mark Bauerlein on the Prolonged Adolescence of the Rising Generation

Mar 08, 2011 by |

Mark Bauerlein talks about the anti-intellectualism of new media on this week's Inside Academia.

Lily Bart vs. Lady Gaga

Mar 08, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood weighs higher education’s contribution to a culture that celebrates ostentatious vulgarity over the pursuit of civilized qualities.

Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture

Mar 07, 2011 by M. Zuhdi Jasser |

This article on the growing influence of Islam on American charter schools appeared in the "Islam in Scholarship and Education" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 24, no. 1).

Study Shows Many States Fail in U.S. History Standards

Mar 04, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Where do states set the bar for teaching American history in K-12? Is the curriculum accurate, chronological, and clear? The Fordham Institute reports.

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