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Stating that students are college ready doesn’t make them so. But that’s precisely what the proposed changes to the SAT may do. An announcement by the College Board that it will end the SAT’s longstanding focus on challenging vocabulary, eliminate the required writing test and water down the math standard suggests...Continue Reading >>
In the fight between corpses vs college courses, ACTA’s Dr. Michael Poliakoff was quoted in an article about the proliferation of zombie courses in today’s Wall Street Journal. “What have we given up in order to dabble in the undead,” asked Poliakoff. “We’ve given up survival skills.” Poliakoff mentioned how niche,...Continue Reading >>
ACTA's report takes a look discovers soaring tuition, lax general education standards, and administrative bloat.Continue Reading >>
ACTA extends a heartfelt congratulations to our longtime friend and ally Professor Robert Paquette on winning the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom! The prize, named in honor of former Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick, is awarded by the American Conservative Union Foundation and...Continue Reading >>
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On Minding the Campus, ACTA's Michael Poliakoff and Avi Snyder urge Rutgers to resist the hecklers' veto and stand by its selection for commencement speaker.
The New York Times Magazine unveils the...Continue Reading >>