March 10, 2011

MTC: All Is Not Well at Syracuse

Charlotte Allen

In recent years Syracuse University has decided to make its undergraduate student body more "diverse" and "inclusive"--code words for racial preferences that translated into a freshman class for the......

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January 31, 2011

MTC: Students 'Adrift'? Don't Blame Them

Sean McKitrick

I haven't read Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, and frankly, I'm not sure that I want to. Having had high expectations of other widely touted......

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January 12, 2011

Article: High School Research Papers and the New York Times

Ashley Thorne

An article on Will Fitzhugh and The Concord Review mischaracterizes the NAS but brings needed attention to the "dying art of the research paper."

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January 12, 2011

Article: A Comment on My "Dumbing Down" Piece

George Leef

Annonymous Comment: In order to obtain my "Professional License" in order to be allowed to keep teaching, I have to take a bunch of inane Graduate Ed School classes.  In order to pay for those......

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December 10, 2010

MTC: Do We Need More College Grads?

John Leo

Richard Vedder calls it "the single most scandalous statistic in higher education," an assessment that doesn't sound overstated to us. Writing on the Chronicle of Higher Education site, Vedder says "a......

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October 14, 2010

Press Release: NAS Unearths Censored Study on High School Research Papers

Why aren't high schools doing a better job of teaching students to write? The suppressed study finds that 95% of high school teachers think research papers are important, but 62% never assign th......

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October 1, 2010

Article: Tuition Talks and a Voice of Reason at the SC Higher Education Summit

Christina Jeffrey

NAS board member Christina Jeffrey spoke on behalf of the NAS at the Summit. Here's her report on parents' and colleges' frustrations, the state governor's composure, and a bureaucra......

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October 14, 2010

Article: "It Messes Up My Fishing Time": Why American High School Teachers Don't Assign Research Papers

Peter Wood

NAS brings to light a long-suppressed research report on how American high school teachers avoid assigning research papers.

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October 21, 2010

Article: Censored Study Unearthed - Why Teachers Don't Assign Research Papers

Ashley Thorne

The NAS has published a long-buried study on the state of the history research paper in American high schools. The 2002 study sponsored by The Concord Review (TCR) went unpublished when its benefact......

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