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May 22, 2024

Applause for Iowa House File 2545

National Association of Scholars

House File 2545 details at length what Iowa social studies standards should look like. In doing so, it sketches a necessary and wonderful strengthening of Iowa’s public K-12 social studies educa......

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February 20, 2024

“The Evil West and the Innocent Rest”

Kali Jerrard

Utah’s recent legislation aims to reverse the anti-Western sentiment in higher education.

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February 20, 2024

South Dakota's House Bill 1213 Falls Short

National Association of Scholars

South Dakota should have new Centers in all its public universities, dedicated to teaching students about America’s and South Dakota’s traditions of liberty, republican self-government, an......

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February 14, 2024

Utah's Senate Bill 226 Restores Western Civ Education

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars and the Civics Alliance enthusiastically endorse Utah Senate Bill 226, the School of General Education Act. If Utah passes SB 226 into law, it will become a l......

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December 15, 2023

NAS Applauds Oklahoma Governor's Executive Order

National Association of Scholars

Governor Stitt’s action makes possible the removal of illiberal and authoritarian DEI bureaucracies from Oklahoma’s public universities and state government.

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November 16, 2023

The General Education Act

Stanley Kurtz, David Randall and Jenna Robinson

This new model state legislation seeks to reform the way general education requirements function, refocusing these required credits on reviving and sustaining classical liberal education on campus.

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September 5, 2023

Mandarin Without Mao

Ian Oxnevad

American policymakers must take action to ensure an alternative to the Chinese Communist Party for Mandarin language instruction.

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August 8, 2023

Transparent Bureaucracy

Chance Layton

Born-open data provides a roadmap for state and federal bureaucracies

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July 25, 2023

Exposed: The “Chilling Effect”

Kali Jerrard

Florida’s Stop W.O.K.E. Act is facing legal battles—even though it protects academic freedom from the “chilling effect” of higher ed’s politicized orthodoxy, not the othe......

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July 20, 2023

Thank you, Florida, for Fighting Indoctrination

Teresa R. Manning

Last month, two conservative groups made court filings to oppose Florida’s anti-woke law, challenging the statute's constitutionality. But the real problem is bad-actor ideologues and m......

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