Legislation, State

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Spinning Wheels

Apr 24, 2017 by NAS |

Robert Maranto writes about how education reformers can work effectively.

The New Civics: Using ‘Service Learning’ to Teach Progressive Advocacy

Apr 13, 2017 by David Randall |

David Randall writes about the New Civics in Oklahoma.

New Legislative Protections for Campus Free Expression

Feb 09, 2017 by NAS |

In both North Carolina and Virginia, lawmakers are working to pass bills that affirm freedom of expression on college campuses. 

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.

Faculty Tenure: Improve It, Don’t Remove It

Aug 18, 2015 by W. Lee Hansen |

W. Lee Hansen argues that revisions to faculty tenure must be objective and preserve academic freedom. 

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.

Texas Legislature Hears Arguments on “Comprehensive Survey” Bill

Apr 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The Texas House of Representatives' Higher Education Committee heard arguments for and against a bill that would clarify a preexisting bill requiring the study of U.S. history in college.

American History Bill Aims for a More Inclusive Curriculum

Apr 05, 2013 by Thomas K. Lindsay |

Thomas Lindsay offers a defense of the Texas American History Bill.

Why “Comprehensive” History is Controversial

Mar 19, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Two new bills that would require general education requirements for U.S. history to be met by courses providing "a comprehensive survey" are seen as a threat by proponents of Mexican American studies.

Don’t Know Much About History: Colleges Teach History with Politics Left Out

Jan 18, 2013 by Jonathan Bean |

Jonathan Bean responds to NAS's recent report on Two Texas Universities' U.S. History Courses. He's not optimistic about history education.

New Hampshire Passes Law Banning Racial Preferences

Jan 05, 2012 |

The NAS hails New Hampshire's new prohibition against racial preferences as a victory for equal opportunity in higher education.

CAS Chairman’s Testimony Against Racial Preferences Bill for California State…

Jun 28, 2011 by Charles Geshekter |

Testimony of CAS Chairman Charles Geshekter testimony before the California Senate education against SB 185, April 27, 2011.

California Affiliate Continues Campaign Against Racial Preference Bill

Jun 22, 2011 by Charles Geshekter , John Ellis |

The California Association of Scholars steps up its opposition to proposed legislation which would authorize the use of racial preferences in college admissions. Have the state's legislators forgotten Proposition 209?

California Association of Scholars Opposes New Racial Preferences Senate Bill

May 05, 2011 by John Ellis |

Another bill threatens to overturn Proposition 209; the ever-vigilant California Association of Scholars speaks out.

Study Shows Many States Fail in U.S. History Standards

Mar 04, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Where do states set the bar for teaching American history in K-12? Is the curriculum accurate, chronological, and clear? The Fordham Institute reports.

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