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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.

Utopian Solution to Higher Ed’s Problems: Make It Free

Aug 28, 2013 by George Leef |

Robert Samuels argues in a new book that public higher ed can and should be free; George Leef disagrees.

Seeking Value or Imposing Values?

Jun 17, 2013 by Eric R. Terzuolo |

Dr. Terzuolo responds to the AAC&U's new global learning rubric.

What Were They Thinking?

Jul 13, 2012 by Peter Wood |

The platform committee of the Texas Republican Party backs away from its support of "critical thinking."

The Unteachables: A Generation That Cannot Learn

May 22, 2012 by Janice Fiamengo |

An English professor wonders how to teach students who can't learn.

Higher Education and the Perfect Data Storm

May 09, 2012 by David Clemens |

To understand what's really going on at our colleges and universities, we need to look beyond data, writes David Clemens.

Defending Online Learning, Part One

Feb 28, 2012 by Thomas K. Lindsay |

Once a skeptic, Thomas K. Lindsay now sees online education as a powerful means to address the crisis in American higher education.


Aug 31, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood fears that a new proposal for improving science education will lead to even greater math illiteracy among high school graduates.

Higher Ed, or Building Clockwork Oranges?

Jul 08, 2011 by David Clemens |

For Father’s Day, my daughter Kate sent me a t-shirt featuring David Pelham’s dust jacket of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange (Penguin, 1962).  Director Stanley Kubrick turned Burgess’s…

Another Glaring Flaw in Leonhardt’s Article

Jun 28, 2011 by George Leef |

There are many more flaws in his article. Here’s another that really bothered me.

One of the glaring weaknesses in the “College is good for everyone!” case is the mounting evidence that many students learn…

Colleges Ignore the Most Basic of Skills—Writing

Jun 22, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Murray Sperber points out that most college courses do little or nothing to help students become good (or even moderately competent) at that most basic of skills -- writing.

New York Association of Scholars Statement to the CUNY Board

Jun 09, 2011 by |

NAS’s New York affiliate believes a CUNY resolution intended to help community college students transfer to four-year schools has the unintended consequence of severely undermining academic standards.

They Can Write

May 06, 2011 by Will Fitzhugh |

Despite most people's willingness to dismiss their intellectual capabilities, high school students can rise to high standards if we expect them to.

“The First Book I’ve Ever Read”...No Comment

Apr 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A UConn senior, an athlete, reads a book for the first time.

Do Good Professors Give F’s?

Mar 02, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

When C means degree, professors should pass only students who meet course standards, counsels Jason Fertig.

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