Core Curriculum

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Update on the State of Western Civilization at Stanford

May 02, 2016 by Stanford Review Editorial Board |

Earlier this year the Stanford Review petitioned for a Western Civilization course requirement in the University's core curriculum. Their Editorial Board provides an update on the initiative.

Video Coverage of Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Dec 16, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College recently hosted a debate on the Common Core between NAS President Peter Wood and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Sol Stern. Video coverage of the full event is available for viewing.

Video from Common Core Debate at St. Francis College

Oct 30, 2014 by NAS |

St. Francis College in Brooklyn hosted a debate between NAS President Peter Wood and Sol Stern of the Manhattan Institute.

Building a Community?

Jul 21, 2014 by Anthony Esolen |

Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College and translator of classic works, discusses how a classical common core promotes intellectual life, communion, and wonder. 

With Common Core, States Face Problem of Which Tests to Give to Students

Jul 02, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

Which tests should states give to their K-12 students?

Rise Up, UNC Alumni

Feb 12, 2014 by George Leef |

Alumni should insist that the University of North Carolina do something about its weak general education requirements, writes alum Arch Allen.

From Democritus to Disney: ACTA Charts Academic Devolution of Elite Colleges

Feb 06, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The ACTA's examination of America's top-ranked liberal arts colleges reveals a deemphasis on fundamental subjects. 

Carving Out the Core: A Former Homeschooler’s Perspective on the CCSS

Jan 28, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

How will the inclusion of Core material in standardized tests affect the nation's homeschool population? 

Public Virtue in a Republic: The Starting Point for a Common Core

Jan 08, 2014 by George Seaver |

George Seaver writes that we must practice a common teaching of public virtue if we are to sustain our republic.

Rotten to the Core?

Oct 31, 2013 by George Leef |

A Pope Center report finds UNC-Chapel Hill's general education curriculum stuffed with trendy, politicized courses.

Measuring Core Requirements

Oct 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The more expensive a college is, the less likely it is to have a strong core curriculum, finds the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). 

Revise or Reject: The Common Core’s Serious Flaws

Jul 03, 2013 by Sandra Stotsky |

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky on why the Common Core State Standards should not be accepted without major changes.

Common Core State Standards: An Overview

Jun 27, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young begins a new series that examines the Common Core State Standards.

Video: Sandra Stotsky Discusses the Common Core

Apr 16, 2013 by Crystal Plum |

The Pioneer Institute features Dr. Sandra Stotsky, working to reform Common Core Standards.

A Voluntary Core Curriculum Grows at Emory

Jan 30, 2013 by George Leef |

Harvey Klehr writes for the Pope Center on Emory's Democracy and Citizenship program that helps students choose a broad, traditional education.

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