Official positions taken by the National Association of Scholars

NAS Applauds Ted Cruz’s Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act

May 24, 2018 by NAS |

NAS is pleased to see the introduction of this new bill which provides further transparency of foreign governments' activities on American campuses.

PROSPER Act: A Strong Start to Higher Ed Reform

May 23, 2018 by |

A statement on proposed reforms to the Higher Education Act

NAS Statement on Secretary Scott Pruitt’s Proposed Rule Change

Apr 25, 2018 NAS |

NAS welcomes the proposed rule change that would base public policy on reproducible science.

NAS Applauds Texas A&M University System for Closing Two Confucius Institutes

Apr 06, 2018 NAS |

NAS congratulates Texas A&M University on the decision to close its Confucius Institute after receiving a bipartisan letter from two Texas Congressmen.

NAS Statement on Foreign Influence Transparency Act

Mar 22, 2018 NAS |

The Foreign Influence Transparency Act is a step toward addressing Confucius Institutes.

The Fisher Decision: The National Association of Scholars Responds

Jun 24, 2016 NAS |

A statement of the National Association of Scholars on the Supreme Court's decision in favor of racial preferences. 

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 adopt…

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.