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July 25, 2017

ACTA Releases New Report on College Costs

NAS

ACTA is publishing a new report on rising administrative costs in higher education.

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February 6, 2014

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

Marilee Turscak

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

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October 23, 2013

Measuring Core Requirements

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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June 14, 2012

What's Up with California Higher Ed?

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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November 7, 2011

Larry Summers Speaks at ACTA

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 and should manage t...

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August 23, 2011

Anne Neal Argues That Trustees Should Get Involved

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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March 23, 2011

Video: Anne Neal on the Responsibilities of Universities

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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October 30, 2009

Illinois Fails ACTA Report Card

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: The report card, entitled For the People, surveys 10 public four-year universities th...

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September 20, 2009

What's Cooking

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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August 19, 2009

ACTA Launches Guide on College Curricula

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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