Official positions taken by the National Association of Scholars

The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom

Jan 26, 2016 Peter Wood |

A statement by the President of the National Association of Scholars on academic and intellectual freedom and their relationship with other foundational principles of higher education.

Singling Out Israel: Why We Oppose the Boycott

Jan 29, 2014 NAS |

A statement by The National Association of Scholars on the boycott of Israel.

The Wrong Way to Admit the Other Half: Why We Oppose Class-Based Affirmative Action

Jun 24, 2013 Peter Wood |

A statement of the National Association of Scholars on class-based preferences in college and university admissions.

Fixing Sustainability and Sustaining Liberal Education

Apr 21, 2011 |

The National Association of Scholars critiques the campus sustainability movement and proposes how it can be set right.

Rebuilding Campus Community: The Wrong Imperative

Jul 15, 2008 |

A movement is afoot to restore our universities’ lost sense of purpose. Unfortunately, its leadership is hostile to liberal education. The movement goes by several names: “educating the whole person,” “the…

Sexual Harassment and Academic Freedom

Jan 01, 1993 |

College and university authorities should respond to instances of genuine sexual harassment firmly and immediately. It cannot be tolerated. However, academic freedom and the rights of individuals are violated when institutions…

The Wrong Way to Reduce Campus Tensions

Jan 01, 1991 |

The National Association of Scholars believes that the surest way to achieve educational opportunity for all and maintain a genuine sense of academic community is to evaluate each individual on the basis of personal achievement…

Is the Curriculum Biased?

Nov 08, 1989 |

The banner of "cultural diversity" is being raised by some whose paramount interest actually lies in attacking the West and its institutions.