Civic Engagement

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Peter Wood Speaks at Heritage Foundation Event on the Modern University

Feb 29, 2016 by NAS |

NAS president Peter Wood spoke on a panel at a Heritage Foundation event titled "Who Rules the Universities?"

Patriotism Is Not Just for Conservatives

Aug 19, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne responds to a New Yorker article on civics education. 

NAS’s Ashley Thorne in WSJ Letter: “Bring Back Civics Learning”

May 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

America used to think civics education was crucial to their citizenship. Now it is either avoided or a chore.

Environmental Colonialism

Oct 07, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

A team of youth is calling for a return to the "eco-friendly" Aztec tradition.

Event: New York Affiliate to Host Lecture by Daniel DiSalvo

Jan 22, 2014 by NAS |

On February 2nd, Daniel Disalvo will discuss "Government Unions and Inequality - de Blasio's Dilemma."

National Association of Scholars Receives Grant to Study College-Level Civics Education

Oct 07, 2013 |

PRESS RELEASE: The Daniels Fund in Denver, Colorado, has awarded the NAS a $45,000 grant to conduct a study of civics teaching in four universities.

Democratic Engagement and Governance: Part II

Nov 29, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young concludes an examination of the unfolding civic engagement initiatives by higher educational institutions.

Democratic Engagement and Governance: Part I

Nov 15, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young compares traditional republican governmental principles with the current democratic engagement initiatives promoted on college campuses.

AQ Fall 2012 Issue: “A Crucible Moment? A Forum on the President’s Call for a…

Sep 12, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

The fall 2012 issue of NAS’s journal Academic Questions presents a forum in which scholars respond to a call for a new kind of civics education.

The “Existential” Crisis in Higher Education

Sep 11, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The president of Syracuse analyzes the existentialism of higher education's current predicament.

New Cogs for Old

Sep 05, 2012 by Daniel J. Flynn |

The report "A Crucible Moment," correctly diagnoses the problem of using higher education primarily as job training but mistakenly encourages us to use it primarily as political training, writes Daniel J. Flynn.

Civics without a Country?

Aug 27, 2012 by Diana Schaub |

The call for renewed civic activism in schools and colleges neglects a true understanding of American ideals and history in favor of "global citizenship."

An Unbalanced Crucible

Aug 24, 2012 by Patrick J. Deneen |

"Civic education is again in vogue," writes Patrick J. Deneen, but it has been "wholly redefined and retooled for progressive purposes."

Diversity: Obama’s Higher Education Agenda, Part 5 of 8

Apr 26, 2012 by Peter Wood |

In the fifth of an eight-part series, Peter Wood examines the president’s pursuit of diversity in higher education.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Education

Apr 05, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the state of contemporary education and finds it wanting

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