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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.

The Office for Civil Rights Overreaches on Transgender Mandate

Jun 06, 2016 by NAS |

Peter Wood signs an open letter calling on American civic leaders to uphold the rule of law and to protect the privacy and safety of the American public.

Safe Spaces or Free Speech? Intellectual Freedom and the Modern Campus

Apr 15, 2016 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood discusses the tension between safe spaces and free speech, clarifying the importance of intellectual freedom. 

Peter Wood: “The Common Core Is Dead”

Apr 07, 2016 by Peter Wood |

Do Common Core State Standards make sense to you? How do they affect you and your children? NAS President Peter Wood gets to the core of the matter. 

College Scorecard: How Much Will You Earn?

Oct 02, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood examines the fuzzy numbers of the U.S. Department of Education's new College Scorecard.

Indiana Teachers Union Opposing Sensible Reform

May 28, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

The Indiana State Teachers Association is opposing a proposal to grant teaching licenses to college graduates with good grades and work experience.

DOE’s Sexual Harassment Guidelines Not a “Blueprint” for All Colleges

Nov 22, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

A letter from the new head of the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights indicates that the Office may be moving away from its earlier unconstitutional policies on university discipline for sexual harassment.

Sexual Harassment: The Real Thing

Jun 10, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

This was genuine misconduct, and justice was well served.

OCR Harassment Guidelines And Campus Policies: The Latest

Apr 25, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

The implementation of OCR's campus harassment guidelines unfolds.  Bad gets worse.

Obama’s Higher-Ed Agenda: A Series by Peter Wood

Apr 10, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

A roundup of the articles in Peter Wood's series "Obama's Higher-Education Agenda"

One Year Later:  OCR Stonewalls Objections to New Harassment Guidelines

Apr 04, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Despite strong protests from NAS, FIRE and the AAUP,  OCR says nothing about its new harassment requirements

Proposed Changes in VAWA Could Further Undermine Due Process Rights on Campus

Mar 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

CEI attorney Hans Bader examines the implications of proposed revisions to VAWA

Better Citizens: Obama’s Higher-Education Agenda, Part 4A of 8

Mar 21, 2012 by Peter Wood |

In the fourth installment of his eight-part series, Peter Wood examines the president’s goal of using American higher education to inculcate progressive political values.

Sexual Harassment Industry Rides Rough at Yale

Jan 30, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts, KC Johnson |

New guidelines from the US Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights stack an already slanted deck even more heavily against the accused.

US Education Dept. Flunks Statisitics 101

Jan 26, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Preparing a report for possible use in analyzing eligibility for student loans by race, the Department of Education forgot to include African American default data. Mr. Ricketts wonders why.

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