Legislation, Federal

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The Freedom to Learn Amendments 2.0

Feb 22, 2017 by NAS |

The National Association of Scholars has refined its proposed revisions to the Higher Education Act. What recommendations would you give to Congress?

The Freedom to Learn Amendments (Preliminary Draft)

Feb 16, 2017 by NAS |

The National Association of Scholars proposes revisions to the Higher Education Act. What recommendations would you give to Congress?

Can Federal Funding Leverage Free Speech?

Feb 09, 2017 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood writes about the possibility of removing federal funding from universities that do not protect intellectual freedom.  

More OCR Follies

Aug 15, 2016 by Peter Wood |

A call for Congress to rein in the rogue Department of Education.

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.

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.

A Primer on the Abigail Fisher Case

Nov 30, 2015 by Peter Wood |

A quick summary of Fisher v. University of Texas.

NAS Endorses Safe Campus Act

Aug 18, 2015 NAS |

NAS supports an amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965. 

Proposed Education Act Would Shortchange Students

Apr 13, 2015 by Sandra Stotsky |

Sandra Stotsky argues that the new version of No Child Left Behind will leave low-income students behind because it lacks an important requirement for teachers' competence in their subjects.

Why the Education Department’s “gainful employment” rule is futile

Nov 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that the "gainful employment" rule will reduce students' options for employment without helping them avoid debt.

Assigning Blame for the Degradation of Higher Ed

Aug 08, 2014 by George Leef |

Establishment voices blame critics and innovators for the degradation of higher ed.

An Open Letter to Penn State Employees

Jul 30, 2013 by Matthew Woessner |

Professor Matthew Woessner of Penn State calls for civil resistance to the university's new health-care requirements.

Federal Loan Interest Rate Doubles

Jul 01, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Time is up, and future student borrowers will feel the sting of government control of higher education finance as a 6.8 percent interest rate on Stafford loans goes into effect.

No Child Left Behind, Ten Years Later

Sep 25, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

Robert Maranto and Rod Paige review NCLB's effects on American public education.

Retired Officers Join Obama Administration in Fisher Case

Sep 24, 2012 by R. Lawrence Purdy |

A group of veterans seek to annul the longstanding guarantee of “equal opportunity” without regard to race.

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