Charles Mitchell

Charles Mitchell is program director at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, nonprofit, educational organization committed to academic freedom, excellence and accountability at America's colleges and ...

Charles Mitchell is program director at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, nonprofit, educational organization committed to academic freedom, excellence and accountability at America's colleges and universities. He is a former program officer at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute, and intern at the Heritage Foundation. Charles graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell University, where he edited The Counterweight, Bucknell’s well-read Collegiate Network paper.

Background on Dartmouth

Kathryn and John rightly exult in the Wall Street Journal’s excellent editorial on the Dartmouth situation. Against this happy backdrop, a bit of background information may be helpful to those ...

Indoctrination at Baruch

Not long ago, a concerned alumnus of Baruch College, a campus of the City University of New York, contacted ACTA about his alma mater’s rather troubling freshman reading program. It’s ...

Wisconsin Again

Perhaps Anne spoke too soon when she said that the University of Wisconsin has “weathered” the storm over its hiring of 9/11 conspiracy theorist Kevin Barrett. According to the AP, ...

Phil Merrill

ACTA president Anne Neal has posted a tribute to Phil Merrill and his role in higher ed reform over at ACTA’s blog.

RE: More on “NCATE Eats Crow”

ACTA’s comments on NCATE are here and here. Bottom line, this ain’t over. Removing one word from NCATE’s policies does not fix the many illiberal policies that schools have already put ...

A Shout-Out to Our Brothers

At least two efforts currently being undertaken by fellow Phi Beta Cons bloggers deserve attention. First, our colleague David French headed off to Army basic training on Sunday. (As you may ...

Re: Churchillian

Thanks to David and John for their very kind posts on Anne’s op-ed. Some of the comments over there on Inside Higher Ed are, well, real head-scratchers. (One guy demands ...