Michael Poliakoff discusses how a new “woke” culture has caused a dramatic change in ethics, especially in higher education. He shows the valuable aspects and the flaws of this new way of thinking. As a professor of the classics and the president of ACTA, he believes that wise donors who set specific conditions for their donations rather than a “blank check” hold the power to save our system of higher education. His website serves to grade the education given by major universities- very few of which receive an “A.” Follow along as American academic and President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Michael Poliakoff talks with Dr. Jed Macosko, academic director of and professor of physics at Wake Forest University.


Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

Discover More