ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.
For five years, the American Council of Trustees & Alumni has been evaluating the curricula of America's colleges and universities through our What Will They Learn?™ project. In the past, we have released What Will They Learn?™ in one fell swoop, publishing our evaluations of nearly 1,100 institutions all at once....Continue Reading >>
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 >>
ACTA's report takes a look discovers soaring tuition, lax general education standards, and administrative bloat.Continue Reading >>
The walking dead are still on the march—or at least the shamble—through America’s college classrooms.
The New York Times ran a nice, balanced take on for-profit colleges’ role in expanding educational opportunities. Check it out!
And last but certainly not least, congrats to ACTA friend Dr....Continue Reading >>
Here's the latest in higher ed:
Real Clear Policy's Robert VerBruggen dismantles some myths about the SAT.
At HuffPo, FIRE's Greg Lukianoff laments the beginning of "disinviation season" at colleges and universities.
Inside Higher Ed reports on a new poll showing Americans' mixed feelings...Continue Reading >>