October 22, 2007

U.S. Commission: "Little Evidence" Diversity Improves Student Performance

The United States Commission on Civil Rights has just issued a major report, The Benefits of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Elementary and Secondary Education. (Available in PDF here.) The Commissio......

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October 16, 2007

Student Investigates Social Work at Syracuse

Caroline Mojonnier, a student at Syracuse University, was moved by the NAS report to pursue some investigative journalism. She attended a session of SWK 326, "Persons in Social Contexts," a course i......

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October 16, 2007

Collateral Damage in Social Work

The release of NAS’s report, The Scandal of Social Work Education, has prompted follow-up reporting in the press and some reflection by a former student.

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October 1, 2007

Imaginary Moderates: An Academic Report Boomerangs

Steve Balch

"The Social and Political Views of American Professors," a working paper released recently at a Harvard symposium by Neil Gross and Solon Simmons, is being vigorously spun by its authors as a......

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September 21, 2007

A Response to the AAUP's Report, "Freedom in the Classroom"

The American Association of University Professors released its Report on 11 September 2007. In that document, the AAUP provides cover for teachers who introduce extraneous, often politically tendentio......

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September 11, 2007

NAS Study Declares Social Work Education to Be a National Academic Scandal

Social work education is a national academic scandal. So concludes a study released today by the National Association of Scholars.

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March 15, 2007

Social Work’s Sins Against Conscience

Steve Balch

University social work programs rarely attract outside attention. They subsist deep down in the bowels of their host institutions, generating a decent cash flow but little in the way of intellectual......

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June 29, 2006

Words to Live By: How Diversity Trumps Freedom on Academic Web Sites

National Association of Scholars

University websites tout diversity more than traditional American ideals.

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June 5, 2006

NCATE Drops "Social Justice" as Accreditation Standard NAS Is Pleased

The NAS expressed its pleasure, today, with the announced decision of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to drop the reference to "social justice" in its professiona......

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Tracking "Cancel Culture" in Higher Education

UPDATED 5/6/21: A repository of 172 administrators, professors, and students who have been "canceled" for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologue......

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10 Reasons Not to Go to College

A sampling of arguments for the idea that college may not be for everyone....