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The American Council of Trustees and Alumni today released the 2014-2015 What Will They Learn?TM ratings. The study of the curricula of 1,098 colleges and universities across the country found that just 18% of colleges nationwide require even a single foundational course in American history; only 13% requireContinue Reading >>
George Will may enjoy a newspaper circulation in the millions for his columns, but he is now the latest victim in a series of speakers whose ideas have been banished from campus. Why? Someone might find their opinions offensive.
Colleges should be a place of vigorous debate and discussion—where ideas areContinue Reading >>
ACTA’s sixth edition highlights the disconnect between perception and reality at America's colleges and universities.Continue Reading >>
In 2011, New York University Professor Richard Arum and University of Virginia Professor Josipa Roksa rocked the nation with Academically Adrift, which carefully documented the limited learning taking place at many colleges and universities throughout the nation. Its message resonated in...Continue Reading >>
What are students getting from America’s colleges and universities for the tens of thousands of dollars they are paying in tuition? Certainly not a real liberal arts education.
Today, ACTA released the latest edition of our annual What Will They Learn?™ study, and we found that, despite their...Continue Reading >>