ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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ACTA initiatives promote academic quality, affordability, and cost effectiveness in higher education.

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Anne Neal’s letter to the editor published in the New York Times

April 11, 2014 |

ACTA President Anne Neal’s letter to the editor about Brandeis University rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali was published in the New York Times. ACTA believes that disinviting controversial speakers because of their beliefs sets a dangerous precedent and endangers academic freedom on campus. Read Ms....

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Statement from ACTA President Anne Neal on Brandeis University

April 9, 2014 |

Louis Brandeis would be turning over in his grave. The university named after the former Supreme Court justice has illustrated the depths of small-minded bigotry and intolerance that now pass for the culture on many campuses. In effectively rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brandeis has violated the...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: College Reform Needed Now

April 15, 2014 by ACTA |

Here's what's new in higher ed:

ACTA’s Michael Poliakoff writes at Minding the Campus on how to save the liberal arts.

At the New York Post, Naomi Schaefer Riley writes about the decayed core curriculum and other problems in higher ed.

The higher ed bubble’s bursting is hitting small...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: A Sad Moment for Academic Freedom

April 14, 2014 by ACTA |

ACTA’s own Avi Snyder in the College Fix on Brandeis rescinding its honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

This column in TIME claims that it doesn’t matter where you go to college.

And another writer thinks that college itself is not always the best choice.

And CCAP’s Richard Vedder looks at...

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