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A new survey commissioned by ACTA finds 39% of Americans don’t know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II and 59% don’t know Theodore Roosevelt had a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. The survey is released as Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” premieres andContinue Reading >>
Students and parents need a resource that peels away reputation to find out what’s really going on in the classroom. They need facts about the academic expectations of the college they will choose. While the U.S. News & World Report rankings get much attention each year, they lack a great deal of information crucialContinue Reading >>
91% of Americans call for trustees to take the lead in reforming higher education.Continue Reading >>
If you’re like us, you were very excited for Constitution Day today. Maybe you even got out your tri-cornered party hat and a fresh set of nibs. As we recalled this important moment in our history today, many found themselves inundated with Constitution-themed events. From parties, speeches, and...Continue Reading >>
When Yale President Peter Salovey addressed incoming students on the importance of free expression last month, it was a breath of fresh air. Many, however, were uncertain that his words would translate into action. President Salovey is proving them wrong. He handled the recent shake-up over a...Continue Reading >>