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Common Core Damage Will Last for Years to Come

Jan 12, 2016 by Chance Layton |

NAS President Peter Wood, in a recent Heartlander article, explains the failures of Common Core and why it’s in the process of leaving America’s public schools.

Teaching Particulars: A Review

Dec 17, 2015 by David Randall |

David Randall reviews Helaine Smith's argument for close reading in Teaching Particulars, and considers its implications for higher education.

Scholars Endorse the Interrobang

Apr 01, 2014 NAS |

The National Association of Scholars has published a report studying an underrepresented punctuation mark.

Defending the Humanities and Heather Mac Donald

Jan 14, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood argues why cultivating an interest in the important and enduring achievements of the human imagination are as "relevant" as they ever were.

Truman Show

Jan 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

A sensible university in the Midwest shows a light-hearted side in a video featuring its president. Peter Wood gives a nod to the good humor and reflects on the strains of political correctness cropping up in the university's…

Test Your Knowledge: Hobgoblins and Consistency

Nov 22, 2013 by Peter Wood |

As we enter the last month of the semester, it's almost time for final exams. Here's a literature one for you, written by NAS president Peter Wood.

HuffPost Live Discussion on Recent Books vs. Classics

Aug 30, 2013 by NAS |

Ashley Thorne appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the broader consequences of college common reading consisting almost entirely of recent books.

English Compositionism as Fraud and Failure

Aug 28, 2013 by Jeffrey Zorn |

English composition departments often neglect to teach English composition itself.

What’s Wrong with English?

Jun 03, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Mark Bauerlein thinks there isn't really anything left that resembles an academic discipline. No wonder there are fewer majors.

Here’s One Writing Prof Who Gets Results

May 08, 2013 by George Leef |

To teach students how to write well, explains John Maguire, train them to use active verbs and build good sentences.

Is this the best UNCW could do?

Dec 19, 2012 by George Leef |

Jay Schalin writes about the latest addition to the English faculty at UNC-Wilmington, a professor whose work ranges from the silly to the unprintable.

Stotsky and Bauerlein on Common Core ELA Standards

Sep 24, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

Two scholars from the Pioneer Institute review the make-up and effectiveness of English, Language Arts Core Standards.

Signs of the Times: The Queen’s English Society Folds

Jun 27, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Defending the Queen's English is a very hard sell these days.

They’re Not Unteachable

May 23, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

It's more difficult, but certainly not impossible, to teach today's college students.

Norman Fruman and Academe’s Greatest Generation

Apr 20, 2012 by Steve Balch |

We've lost another stalwart.  Norman Fruman, former Minnesota affiliate head and an NAS director since 1996, has died at the age of 88.  Steve Balch misses this member of the greatest generation.

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