Explore the debate and science of Accreditation.

June 22, 2023

Accreditation? A Woke, Good-Cop-Bad-Cop Scam

Teresa R. Manning

The “diversity” bug afflicts almost all of academia; dissenters face opprobrium. But the very same mindset controls accreditors.

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July 29, 2022

NAS Supports Governor DeSantis in the Battle over Florida Accreditation Reform

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars supports Governor Ron DeSantis in his struggle against the U.S. Department of Education’s effort to undermine Florida’s accreditation reform law.

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July 26, 2022

Showdown in the Swamp

Marina Ziemnick

The new Florida accreditation law is a great opportunity to determine whether a simple change could solve some of the deep-rooted problems in the current accreditation system.

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May 24, 2021

An Open Letter to Belle S. Wheelan, President of SACSCOC

Peter Wood

SACSCOC threatened Florida State University's accreditation after FSU named Richard Corcoran a candidate for university president. This may have been a politically motivated intervention.

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June 15, 2017

Fix Accreditation to End Protectionism in Higher Education

Spencer Kashmanian

Spencer Kashmanian writes about the need to reform accreditation requirements.

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April 8, 2016

The Great California Accreditation War

National Association of Scholars

NAS Director of Communications David Randall writes about the accreditation struggle in California.

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October 22, 2015

In WSJ, A Case for Accreditors to Keep Out of Racial Preferences

Gail Heriot

NAS board member Gail Heriot asks Congress to keep educational accreditors from forcing racial preferences on colleges and universities.

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January 16, 2013

Will the College Accreditation System Survive?

George Leef

Rich DeMillo writes for the Pope Center about the future of accreditation in colleges and universities.

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March 19, 2012

Revising Teacher Education: Meaningful Change or Window Dressing?

Richard Vedder

Will the newly formed accrediting agency for education schools enact some real reforms to improve K-12 education?

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December 9, 2010

The American Academy for Liberal Education and Leviathan

Steve Balch

How the federal government threatens the future of the sole voice representing traditional liberal education among accrediting agencies.

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