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2010-08-16 09:06:00

WhatWillTheyLearn.com responds to public demand for focus on education and value WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to the widespread dissatisfaction with traditional college rankings and the growing demand for universities to refocus on undergraduate education and value, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni unveiled today its 2011 college evaluations on WhatWillTheyLearn.com, a day before the release of U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. The...

2008-09-03 03:00:00

By Neal, Anne D The French have an education ministry; the English put their faculty in charge. In America, the Tenth Amendment is clear- education is not one of the powers delegated to the federal government. As a consequence, state charters traditionally guard schools against federal control, and colleges and universities are run by lay boards of trustees secured from federal interference, thanks to Daniel Webster's suit before the Supreme Court in 1819. American higher education thrives...

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