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America is Getting Dumber and Less Creative

The New York Times reports on a study that found that young adults in the United States not only fare poorly in math and science compared with their international competitors — something we have known for years — but also now in literacy. Continue Reading...

A Global Renaissance in Christian Higher Education

In the U.S. there are approximately 4,500 colleges and universities (2,774 4-year institutions and 1,721 2-year institutions). Most of the institutions that were founded prior to 1900 began as Christian colleges, though only about 970 schools are still religiously affiliated. Continue Reading...

It’s The Day Of The Girl Again; Are We Doing Any Better?

Malala Yousafzai Every year on October 11, the United Nations celebrates the Day of the Girl. This year’s theme focuses on technology and education. Many of the U.N.’s goals for highlighting education are admirable; after all, we’ve seen recently in the news how Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year old Pakistani, was shot in the face by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and women. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.11.13

Helping Addicts Off the Streets: A Legacy of Lives Restored Collette Caprara, The Foundry Last week, the nation lost a true champion of civil society with the passing of Bob Coté. Continue Reading...

2013 Acton Institute Pittsburgh Dinner Highlights

On Sept. 18, the Acton Institute held its annual dinner and lecture in downtown Pittsburgh at the Duquesne Club. J. Christopher Donahue, president and chief executive officer of Federated Investors, Inc., emceed the event and Lisa Slayton, president of Serving Leaders and The Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, gave the invocation for the evening.  Continue Reading...