A Student's-Eye View of Education's Fall and Decline
Explores why a more innovative and progressive approach to education is held back by an institutional mindset that is threatened by, and even hostile to, revolutionary changes.
American Council of Alumni and Trustees
Committed to academic excellence and freedom of expression in higher education.
Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform
Recommends revision of the U.S. Higher Education Act which denies or delays financial aid to students with drug offenses.
Dedicated to commentary on the state of American academe.
Discourse on Shamefulness
An essay that argues for the traditional literary canon at the English Department in the University of Houston.
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
"FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to free speech, individual liberty, religious freedom, the rights of conscience, legal equality, due process, and academic freedom" in American universities.
Higher Education Act: Reauthorization Status and Issues
A review of U.S. federal education policy, including the Higher Education Act, Pell Grants, student loans, teacher training, and distance education.
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
North Carolina-based public policy organization publishing articles and reports on how to improve American higher education.
Rutgers After Lawrence: Reforming a Once-Great University
Faculty essay on the reforms needed at Rutgers University to strengthen academics and reduce the destructive impact of Division I athletics.
Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship
Goals, activities, newsletter, membership info, and articles on current issues from SAFS, which seeks to uphold academic freedom and high standards against political correctness at universities in Canada.
The Collegiate Way: Residential Colleges and Higher Education Reform
Reforming campus life by dividing large universities into small residential colleges like those at Oxford and Cambridge.
The Irascible Professor
Irreverent commentary on the state of education in America today, by Dr. Mark H. Shapiro and guest writers.
The New 'U' - Forbes.com
Derek Bok, former president of Harvard, discusses the quality of American university education and how it can be significantly improved.
A radical proposal arguing that schools such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which have many ties to wealthy corporations, should not charge their students tuition.