Martin Center Opposes Biden Rule on Critical Race Theory

Last week, Jenna A. Robinson, president of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education opposing “The Biden Rule,” a directive that would make critical race theory a priority in grant competitions.  Dr. Robinson asked Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona to withdraw “Proposed Priority 1—Projects That Incorporate … Continue reading “Martin Center Opposes Biden Rule on Critical Race Theory”


The Martin Center Urges Federal Legislators To Reject The Civics Secures Democracy Act

Jenna A. Robinson, president of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, has co-signed an open letter to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) regarding their support for the Civics Secures Democracy Act. The letter, written by members of the National Association of Scholars’ Civics Alliance, urges these legislators to withdraw … Continue reading “The Martin Center Urges Federal Legislators To Reject The Civics Secures Democracy Act”


Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Affirmative Action” Policy Paper

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published its seventh paper in the “Blueprint for Reform” series, “Blueprint for Reform: Affirmative Action.” Affirmative action is framed as a way to end discrimination and promote equality. However, it has led to unequal treatment of students on the basis of race, gender, economic status and national origin. … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Affirmative Action” Policy Paper”


The Martin Center Supports the National Association of Scholars’ Civics Alliance Project

Jenna A. Robinson and George Leef, president and director of editorial content for the James G. Martin Center, respectively, have signed the National Association of Scholars’ Open Letter and Curriculum Statement in support of The Civics Alliance project. The Civics Alliance formed with support from education reformers, policymakers, and citizens of the United States who wish … Continue reading “The Martin Center Supports the National Association of Scholars’ Civics Alliance Project”


Martin Center Publishes Report About Viewpoint Diversity On North Carolina Campuses

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published a new paper by Dr. George R. La Noue, “Political Reality on North Carolina Campuses: Examining Policy Debates and Forums with Diverse Viewpoints.” The paper provides an overview of political and intellectual diversity on college campuses, student perceptions of campus free speech, as well … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes Report About Viewpoint Diversity On North Carolina Campuses”


Martin Center Publishes Report on Gag Orders in Academia

Raleigh, NC—Stephen Baskerville, PhD, who has worked more than 30 years in universities in the United States and Europe, has authored a new report for the Martin Center entitled “Scholastic Gag Orders: NDAs, Mandatory Arbitration, and the Legal Threat to Academics.” The publication focuses on two methods that colleges and universities use to rid themselves of the … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes Report on Gag Orders in Academia”


Martin Center publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Trigger Warnings” policy paper

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published its sixth paper in the “Blueprint for Reform” series, “Blueprint for Reform: Trigger Warnings.” Trigger warnings are framed as helpful tools for students, when in fact they present a number of negative externalities. This new paper recommends steps that policymakers can take to protect … Continue reading “Martin Center publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Trigger Warnings” policy paper”


Sex Discrimination Is Rampant at North Carolina Universities

Raleigh, NC—Adam Kissel, former deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs at the U.S. Department of Education and current senior fellow at the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, has authored a new report for the Martin Center entitled “Pervasive Sex Discrimination at North Carolina Universities.” The publication focuses on the programs and activities that bar men … Continue reading “Sex Discrimination Is Rampant at North Carolina Universities”


Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Ensuring Freedom of Association on Campus” Policy Paper

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published its fifth paper in the “Blueprint for Reform” series, “Blueprint for Reform: Ensuring Freedom of Association on Campus.” Freedom of association is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution, yet some colleges and universities have failed to secure that right for their students. This new paper … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Ensuring Freedom of Association on Campus” Policy Paper”


The New Guide to Due Process for Higher Education Policymakers

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published its fourth paper in the “Blueprint for Reform” series, “Blueprint for Reform: Due Process on Campus.” Although guaranteed by the Constitution, students’ rights to due process have been violated in significant ways; the paper provides recommendations to higher education policy makers for ensuring that students’ rights … Continue reading “The New Guide to Due Process for Higher Education Policymakers”