Academic Questions

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Fall 2016 Academic Questions: Instructive Ideas

Sep 26, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions features essays that depict neglect in secondary and primary education, and study its effects on the university while offering advice for reform.

Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture

Sep 26, 2016 by M. Zuhdi Jasser |

This article on the growing influence of Islam on American charter schools appeared in the "Islam in Scholarship and Education" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 24, no. 1).

Boston Latin Besmirched

Sep 23, 2016 by Jeffrey Zorn |

Jeff Zorn reminisces about his own fruitful education experience at the famous Boston Latin School and discusses how recent racial protests are unfair to the school.

Castro’s Cats: Lessons in Market Economics from the Workers’ Paradise

Sep 22, 2016 by Mark G. Brennan |

Mark G. Brennan relates his observations of a month-long education trip to Cuba where he saw the stultifying hand of Communist ideology on the minds and souls of a population. 

Summer 2016 Academic Questions: Infringements

Jun 27, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions features essays depicting intrusions on free inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom to teach, and freedom to learn.

Snowflake Jacobins: Black Rage on Campus

Jun 20, 2016 by Russell K. Nieli |

Russell Nieli, in the summer 2016 issue of Academic Questions, gives six factors that might help explain the anger of many black students on campus.

The Wisconsin Fight for Academic Freedom

Jun 16, 2016 by Donald Downs, Stanley G. Payne |

The story of a handful of professors at the University of Wisconson who fought the long battle against speech codes and petitioned administrators to uphold due process. 

Affirmative Action at the University of Louisville: A Case Study

Mar 24, 2016 by Ben Foster |

An examination of the application of seldom-scrutinized affirmative action policies in one university.

Spring 2016 Academic Questions: FOIA - Friend and Foe

Mar 23, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions includes four opinions on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and an essay on Justice Roger Taney's Dred Scott decision.

The University vs. Academic Freedom

Mar 22, 2016 by David R. Legates |

The university must recognize that it cannot choose what speech to defend.

Winter 2015 Academic Questions: Deneen Disputed and Rothman Remembered

Dec 18, 2015 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions includes responses to Patrick J. Deneen's essay “After the Interregnum,” and a festschrift for Stanley Rothman.

Disputing Deneen: A Misremembered Past

Dec 17, 2015 by Matthew J. Franck |

Matthew J. Franck  revises Patrick Deneen's history of American higher education, to note that a age of traditional learning in a secular mode never really existed.

Scholar and Academic Citizen

Dec 16, 2015 by Steve Balch |

Founding NAS President Stephen H. Balch writes an appreciation of Stanley Rothman's career and life as a doughty battler against the modern deformation of the academy.

Fall 2015 Academic Questions: “Verdicts”

Oct 14, 2015 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions offers judgments on scholars’ contributions to academia.

Democracy and Sin: Doing Justice to Reinhold Niebuhr

Oct 14, 2015 by Joseph E. Hartman |

Joseph E. Hartman summarizes and analyzes the theology and political philosophy of Reinhold Niebuhr.

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