Report That Blamed Shrinking Faculty Workloads for Rising College Costs Is Retracted

A controversial report that attributed a chunk of the rising cost of college to a decline in the teaching loads of tenured and tenure-track faculty members has been retracted by the organizations that released it, Education Sector and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which now say the report's analysis was flawed because of a misinterpretation of data from the U.S. Department of Education.

The March 20 report, called "Selling Students Short: Declining Teaching Loads at