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America Has to Stop Paying Lip Service to STEM

December 15, 2015 by Eric Bledsoe |

Peruse any news or education policy site today, regardless of its political bias, and you'll hear a common narrative: the U.S. is not preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs. Almost anyone… Continue Reading >>

What Are Students Learning? Sadly, Not Much …

October 15, 2014 by ACTA|

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… Continue Reading >>

Higher Ed Leaders Talk Governance at National Press Club

August 21, 2014 by ACTA|

Governance for a New Era, the new report released by over 20 higher education leaders calling on trustees to… Continue Reading >>

“Trustees Must Have the Last Word”

August 19, 2014 by ACTA|

Once known as the “envy of the world,” America’s institutions of higher learning now find themselves facing unprecedented challenges. Massive Continue Reading >>

New ACTA Report Finds Top Universities Strong on Reputation, Weak on Results

April 22, 2014 by ACTA|

Today ACTA released Getting What You Pay For?: A Look at America’s Top-Ranked Public Universities. Our report found that that too many leading, publicly-funded institutions don’t provide… Continue Reading >>

Newest ACTA Report Shows Many Elite Schools Offer Prestige without Substance

January 27, 2014 by ACTA|

Today, ACTA released our latest report: Education or Reputation? A Look at America’s Top-Ranked Liberal Arts Colleges. This report evaluates some of the most elite schools in the country,… Continue Reading >>

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

March 7, 2013 by Michael Poliakoff|

Not exactly, it seems for college students. Over 1,700 Stanford students have petitioned… Continue Reading >>

More on the Budget Crunch

January 17, 2013 |

The Moody’s report on universities’ parlous financial state continues to garner attention, now in the form of an extensive… Continue Reading >>

Protecting the Free Exchange of Ideas—or Not

November 13, 2009 by Charles Mitchell|

Earlier this year, ACTA published a report showing how boards of trustees can protect the free exchange… Continue Reading >>

Hasta La Vista to a Few Degrees

March 26, 2009 by David Azerrad|

The University of Georgia's student newspaper reportedContinue Reading >>

Speaking of Hollow Cores…

August 4, 2008 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

Today in Inside Higher Ed, Union College physics professor Chad Orzel writes about the often willful ignorance of… Continue Reading >>

“Really?”

August 17, 2007 by Charles Mitchell|

Over at the Pioneer Institute's blog, Liam Day is shocked by ACTA's study Continue Reading >>

The Shakespeare Buzz, Contd.

June 11, 2007 by ACTA|

Prompted by ACTA's recent study, The Vanishing Shakespeare, Florida's Gainesville Sun Continue Reading >>

Core Distinctions

June 2, 2007 by ACTA|

Concepts such as taste and judgment get a bad rap in our increasingly relativistic society. And nowhere are the consequences of that bad rap more visible than in higher education. As ACTA showed in Continue Reading >>

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