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The home of “things said” by the National Association of Scholars.

Video: Making Citizens DC Launch

NAS

A video of the Making Citizens report launch event is now avaliable.

Sandra Stotsky Talks Common Core on Al Jazeera

Ashley Thorne

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky, who served on the National Validation Committee for the Common Core, discusses the State Standards on Al Jazeera.

Peter Wood on Larry Parks Show

Peter Wood

In an interview with Larry Parks, NAS president Peter Wood discussed Bowdoin College and the National Association of Scholars' work in higher education reform.

The Daily Show on Going to College

Jason Fertig

There's more than one way to scare kids straight. 

Video: Peter Wood on Wall Street Journal TV

NAS president Peter Wood asks Bowdoin College to consider, "Is your curriculum really teaching students how to think critically?"

John Stossel Interviews Illinois Affiliate Head Jonathan Bean

Glenn Ricketts

The leader of the Illinois Association of Scholars is eloquent on the subject of business & race.

Video: Neal McCluskey on Student Loans Driving up Tuition

The associate director of the Center for Educational Freedom discusses college cost inflation with Andy Nash.

Video: Trevor Gast on Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

A student loan expert weighs in on loan forgiveness: "it's really putting a band-aid on a much bigger problem."

Video: Jane Shaw on Great Books

"There are so many faculty members who have rejected all these great writings of the past."

Video: Peter Wood on Higher Ed Reform

At "Higher Education Reform: Where the Right and the Left Meet," NAS president Peter Wood spoke about what's wrong with higher ed and what we can do to fix it.

Video: The Federal Takeover of Higher Education

Peter Wood spoke about the effects of federal direct lending on rising generations and higher education at a panel with the Family Research Council.

Video: George Leef on Higher Education - Oversold and Underperforming

George Leef warns that Americans will soon realize they are paying too much for too little education at our colleges and universities.

Video: Ashley Thorne on Sustainability as Staff and Rod for the New Elite

Sustainability, as the latest politically correct campus ideology, aims to fix attitudes rather than promote disciplined study.

Video: Terry Anderson on Sustainability and Free Market Environmentalism

A professor emeritus of economics makes a case for markets as the true path to future generations' prosperity.

Video: Christian Brady on Penn State's Honors College and New Media

Christian Brady, dean of the honors college at Penn State, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on his leadership role, the difference between an honors college course and a regular course, and the usefulness of new media in higher education.

Video: Richard Vedder on the "Nearly-Everyone-Should-Go-to-College" Idea

Richard Vedder, president of the CCAP, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on the economics of college education and on why tuition costs have gotten to be so high.

Video: Anne Neal on the Responsibilities of Universities

Anne Neal explains why students should not be thought of as customers, and how colleges must be held accountable for providing solid, affordable education.

Video: Berkeley Physics Professor Lectures on Climategate...No Comment

Ashley Thorne

Richard Muller: "You're not allowed to do this in science. This is not up to our standards."

Video: Robert Weissberg on Limits to Learning

Robert Weissberg talks about the factors, such as cognitive inability and American schools' emphasis on edutainment, that limit students' capacity to learn.

Video: A Conversation with Peter Wood

If you missed NAS president Peter Wood's recent discussion in New York of anger in America today, you can watch the video here.

Video: Academic Questions Author Zuhdi Jasser Discusses Radical Islam Hearings

Zuhdi Jasser, who wrote "Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture" for the spring 2011 issue of Academic Questions, testified at the Peter King hearings in Congress.

Mark Bauerlein on the Prolonged Adolescence of the Rising Generation

Mark Bauerlein talks about the anti-intellectualism of new media on this week's Inside Academia.

Jason Fertig Appears on Inside Academia TV

In an interview with Inside Academia this week, Jason Fertig speaks about credential inflation and the need for higher education reform.

Peter Wood Appears on Inside Academia TV

This week Peter was a guest in a video interview with Inside Academia in which he spoke about the convergence of campus politicization and the push to put more students through college.

Peter Wood on ABC News: "Going to College is a Gamble"

Video: NAS president Peter Wood talks about the risks of sending students to college at a time when they can be assured neither that they will learn much nor that they will be better positioned to secure a good job.

Video: Eugene Genovese Honors NAS

NAS

NAS has "defended beleaguered professors and students who otherwise would not have had a chance," says Genovese.

Another Fox News Segment on NAS Freshman Summer Reading Study

Steve Doocy and Tucker Carlson discuss NAS's "Beach Books" study on Fox and Friends (VIDEO).

Video: Peter Wood Talks About Anger on MSNBC

Peter Wood

Setting the record straight: Wood and panelists contradict a shocked MSNBC anchor on anti-government anger and violence.

Video: Saving Freedom on College Campuses

Steve Balch

Watch NAS chairman Steve Balch's remarks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference on preserving liberty in higher education.

Student Loans Turn You Into a College Zombie

Ashley Thorne

In praise of choosing community college: http://www.collegezombies.com/ (3-minute video) Compare with "Why It's Worth It to Send My Kid to Yale"  at Huffington Post

Degree in a Bundle

Ashley Thorne

Thomas Edison State College, based in Trenton, New Jersey, offers online courses for adults (the average age of students is 35) and accepts credits from all regionally accredited institutions. Advisors work with each student to create a customized program plan that fits him best. Here is a video that tells more about TESC and how it provides “higher education for adults with higher expectations.” I wonder if this type of learning will be the future of higher education. What do you think?

Eastern Michigan U Expels Student for Her Beliefs

Ashley Thorne

Video: Julea Ward tells her story

The Case Against College Entitlements...No Comment

Ashley Thorne

More public funding for higher education?

Announcing NAS's Summer 2009 "If I Ran the Zoo" Series

Peter Wood

Submit your idea of how you would run the higher education zoo! Send your text or video submission to nasonweb@nas.org.

Delaware Res Life Video Soars in YouTube Popularity

Ashley Thorne

Chairman Stephen H. Balch Receives the Kirkpatrick Award - VIDEO

Steve Balch

Here is the video of remarks by NAS Chairman Steve Balch in accepting the Jeane Jordon Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award on February 27, 2009 from the American Conservative Union Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

Stick to the Facts: Why Duke was Ready to Believe the Lacrosse Hoax

Ashley Thorne

Video: KC Johnson on the context behind the scandal