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ACTA's Anne Neal and Michael Poliakoff were interviewed in a just-released documentary, “The Costs of College,” by brother-sister duo James and Mary Mackenzie. The 10-minute video examines the rising cost of a college degree and how the changing higher education landscape affects students. Take a look at the fullContinue Reading >>
A new survey commissioned by ACTA finds 39% of Americans don’t know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II and 59% don’t know Theodore Roosevelt had a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. The survey is released as Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” premieres andContinue Reading >>
91% of Americans call for trustees to take the lead in reforming higher education.Continue Reading >>
Former Phillip Merrill Award winner and Yale professor emeritus Donald Kagan took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal this weekend to offer some wise words on the purpose of education in a democracy. It’s a short opinion piece, worth reading through, but here are some of the highlights.... Continue Reading >>
In 2010, ACTA joined with other national higher education leaders to urge the Department of Education to study the plight of students whose credits don’t follow them when they transfer schools. America’s broken college accreditation system has long made it more difficult for students to transfer...Continue Reading >>