ACTA: Gardner-Webb is best

Gardner-Webb University was the only institution of higher education in North Carolina to receive an “A” from a recent American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) study of curriculum requirements, “What Will They Learn“.  ACTA examined course requirements in seven core subjects: Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, U.S. Government or History, Economics, Mathematics, and Natural or Physical Science.  Only 21 colleges and universities nationwide received an “A” grade.  One-third of the “A” schools are located in Texas and California.

The lowest scoring schools in North Carolina were Appalachian State, Guilford College, Pfeiffer University, UNC-Wilmington, Western Carolina, and Winston-Salem State.  Each met ACTA standards in only two of the seven core subjects and received a “D” as a result.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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