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From Democritus to Disney: ACTA Charts Academic Devolution of Elite Colleges

Feb 06, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The ACTA's examination of America's top-ranked liberal arts colleges reveals a deemphasis on fundamental subjects. 

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Measuring Core Requirements

Oct 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The more expensive a college is, the less likely it is to have a strong core curriculum, finds the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). 

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What’s Up with California Higher Ed?

Jun 14, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Three organizations have just published reports with concerns about the state of higher education in California and recommendations for how to fix it.

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Larry Summers Speaks at ACTA

Nov 07, 2011 by George Leef |

Larry Summers has some interesting thoughts about grade inflation, tenure, and the curriculum. As an economist, Summers is part of the problem (he’s completely absorbed in the Keynesian view that the federal government can… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Anne Neal Argues That Trustees Should Get Involved

Aug 23, 2011 by George Leef |

Anne Neal urges trustees to find out what’s actually going on at their schools and to stop sitting around like potted plants and do something about the clear erosion of academic standards and student learning.

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Video: Anne Neal on the Responsibilities of Universities

Mar 23, 2011 by |

Anne Neal explains why students should not be thought of as customers, and how colleges must be held accountable for providing solid, affordable education.

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Illinois Fails ACTA Report Card

Oct 30, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has released a report card on public higher education in the state of Illinois. According to the ACTA press release:

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What’s Cooking

Sep 20, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Yale, Virgina Tech, East Georgia, Eastern Michigan, Latin American Historians, 21st Century Cluelessness, and CampusReform.org--we've got it all.

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ACTA Launches Guide on College Curricula

Aug 19, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Congratulations to our sister organization on creating a new online guide to rank colleges based on the core subjects they require.

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ACTA Launches Campaign to Recognize Free Exchange of Ideas

Jun 18, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A new report from our sister organization commends colleges that foster intellectual diversity.

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Wednesday? Oui, Monsieur

Apr 15, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Vapor trails, lifeboats, higher ed on the brink, filtration at Virginia Tech, death to apostates, disappointment at Chapel Hill, and new Cognitive Science Network

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