NAS Study: U.S. College Reading Assignments Teach “Progressive Activism” by Jim Windham.
The National Association of Scholars released its annual comprehensive survey of books assigned to entering college freshmen this week (Beach Books 2013-2014: What Do Colleges Want Students to Read Outside Class?) and it was true to form. This year the survey reached 341 colleges and universities, including 51 ranked among the top 100 National Universities and 28 ranked among the top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges by U. S. News & World Report, and the 231 books they assigned. To the surprise of almost no one, a major conclusion was that, according to the report, “American colleges and universities are using freshman summer reading assignments to introduce students to progressive activism.”