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Yorktown University Trustee on Common Core

April 9, 2016

Dr. Peter Wood addressed an audience on the topic of Common Core standards for K-12 education at Chicago’s Heartland Institute.

Heartland Institute Speaker, Dr. Peter Wood

Dr. Wood is serving his second term as a Trustee of Yorktown University and is Executive Director of the National Association of Scholars.  He is the author of A Bee in the Mouth:  Anger in America Now (Encounter Books, 2007) and of Diversity:  The Invention of a Concept (Encounter Books, 2003) which won the Caldwell Award for Leadership in Higher Education from the John Locke Foundation.  He is a graduate of Haverford College, Rutgers University, and the University of Rochester, from which he received a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1987.  He previously served as provost of The King’s College in New York City, and as associate provost and John Silber’s chief of staff when Dr. Silber was President of Boston University.  His essays on American culture have appeared in The National Review Online, Partisan Review, Frontpage Magazine, Minding the Campus, The Claremont Review of Books, The American Conservative, Society and other journals.

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