Academic Standards

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Grade Inflation in Higher Education: Is the End in Sight?

Oct 11, 2016 by Michael J. Carter, Patricia Y. Lara |

Carter and Lara examine grade inflation: how widespread is it, and will it continue?

Are Your Kids Getting a Daily Dose of News Propaganda with Their Common Core?

Sep 22, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Common Core offers students dumbed down and biased news articles to fill an appetite of "informational texts."

War, What Is It Good For? Sometimes, Absolutely Everything

Apr 20, 2016 by Peter Wood |

Wars have significantly contributed to our identity as a nation.

The Pressure of Group Thought

Aug 31, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood questions the legitimacy of always seeking academic consensus.

The New History Guidelines are Better

Aug 11, 2015 by KC Johnson |

KC Johnson gives four reasons the revised APUSH standards are an improvement. 

“Teachers Cannot Teach What They Do Not Know”

Apr 24, 2015 by Mary Grabar |

City Journal reviews NAS board member Sandra Stotsky's book on "improving American educational standards."

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the UNC Scandal

Apr 08, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Cheated, an expose of the recent UNC scandal written by two faculty members. 

Academic Social Science and Scientific Literacy

Apr 07, 2015 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the misunderstanding and misuse of scientific concepts by academic social scientists.

Aspiring Adults Adrift

Oct 17, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews a new book by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of Academically Adrift.

Assigning Blame for the Degradation of Higher Ed

Aug 08, 2014 by George Leef |

Establishment voices blame critics and innovators for the degradation of higher ed.

Should You Avoid Ivy League Schools?

Jul 29, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood responds to William Deresiewicz's provocative New Republic piece, "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League."

The New AP History: A Preliminary Report

Jul 01, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In this preliminary report, NAS president Peter Wood analyzes in detail the new AP United States history course.

Course Correction: It’s Time for UT-Austin’s President to Step Down

May 09, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin calls on the president of the university to step down. 

Sonia, What Happened?

May 05, 2014 by George W. Dent |

Sonia Sotomayor's impassioned dissent in Schuette v. BAMN seems to contradict views she expressed in her memoir, My Beloved Land.

Bowdoin’s Double Bogey

Apr 21, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"Bowdoin has a bad conscience. It knows that it has made some wrong turns but it doesn't like hearing that from a stranger."

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