Explore the debate and science of Social Studies.

May 16, 2024

Letter: Comment on Idaho Academic Standards for Social Studies

National Association of Scholars and The Civics Alliance

The Idaho Department of Education has produced Social Studies Standards far better than those of other states. However, they would benefit from additional revision to ensure the best po......

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April 25, 2024

Letter: Comment on West Virginia Social Studies Standards

Peter Wood and David Randall

These Standards require substantial improvement—and that this improvement should be conducted by recruiting an independent commission to redraft new social studies standards.

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October 26, 2023

Letter: Comment on Maine Social Studies Standards

Peter Wood and David Randall

The Draft Standards does a great disservice to the citizens, students, and teachers of Maine as it consists largely of education school jargon, heavily inflected by radical polemic.

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June 5, 2023

Comment on the NCSS's New "Social Studies" Definition

National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars and the Civics Alliance oppose the NCSS's newly revised definition of "social studies" and recommend reexamination.

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