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China Plants Flag at U.S. Universities

Apr 26, 2017 by NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: NAS releases a new report Outsourced to China finding that American colleges and universities have jeopardized their independence and academic freedom by succumbing to tools of China's soft…

Dion J. Pierre Joins NAS Staff

Apr 25, 2017 by Peter Wood |

NAS welcomes Dion J. Pierre, our new research associate for our project on the rise of racial self-segregation on American college campuses.

Red Star Over Campus - 4/26/2017 in Washington D.C.

Apr 21, 2017 by NAS |

Join us in Washington DC for the launch of NAS’s latest report, Outsourced to China, on China’s soft power influence through Confucius Institutes. 

NAS Urges Office of Management and Budget to Reject New Racial Categories

Apr 21, 2017 by Peter Wood |

The U.S. Census should not be a tool for advancing the interests of any political party and should be above the fray.

NAS President Peter Wood’s Letter to Claremont McKenna College President Chodosh

Apr 20, 2017 by Peter Wood |

After students at Claremont protested the speech of Heather Mac Donald two weeks ago, what do free speech and academic freedom mean at Claremont Mckenna?

Anti-Trump Education

Apr 20, 2017 by NAS |

David Randall describes anti-Trump professors and the vanishing ideal of apolitical teaching.

Why Read Great Books?

Apr 19, 2017 by David Randall |

David Randall discusses the problems with reading Great Books as part of an "education to democracy."

Under the Ivy

Apr 17, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

The New Civics: Using ‘Service Learning’ to Teach Progressive Advocacy

Apr 13, 2017 by David Randall |

David Randall writes about the New Civics in Oklahoma.

Fixing our Foundation: Comments on Education Reform

Apr 11, 2017 by NAS |

Ginni Thomas interviews NAS President Peter Wood for the Daily Caller, discussing the need for higher education reform and Wood's proposal for a blue-ribbon comission on American exceptionalism.

The Negative Influence of Education Schools on the K-12 Curriculum

Apr 11, 2017 by Sandra Stotsky |

Sandra Stotsky writes on the damage wrought by education schools.

The Case for Income Share Agreements

Apr 11, 2017 by David Randall |

An alternative to student loans, ISAs allow for private investors to pay a student's tuition for returns in future income.

How Canon Change Should Happen

Apr 10, 2017 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone argues for the traditional method of canon formation.

Disinvited, Re-invited, Still Slighted

Apr 05, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Virginia Tech staged a public putdown of Jason Riley's BB&T Distinguished Lecture.

Spring 2017 Academic Questions: Correcting Course

Mar 29, 2017 by NAS |

The Spring 2017 Academic Questions discusses academia’s meandering path towards fulfilling education’s purpose.

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