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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New Study Finds Troubling Lack of Historical Knowledge Among Americans

September 17, 2014 |

A new survey commissioned by ACTA finds 39% of Americans don’t know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II and 59% don’t know Theodore Roosevelt had a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. The survey is released as Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” premieres and

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Statement on US News & World Report Annual College Rankings

September 9, 2014 |

Students and parents need a resource that peels away reputation to find out what’s really going on in the classroom. They need facts about the academic expectations of the college they will choose. While the U.S. News & World Report rankings get much attention each year, they lack a great deal of information crucial

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Reflecting on Constitution Day 2014

September 17, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

If you’re like us, you were very excited for Constitution Day today. Maybe you even got out your tri-cornered party hat and a fresh set of nibs. As we recalled this important moment in our history today, many found themselves inundated with Constitution-themed events. From parties, speeches, and...

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A Tale of Two Presidents

September 17, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

When Yale President Peter Salovey addressed incoming students on the importance of free expression last month, it was a breath of fresh air. Many, however, were uncertain that his words would translate into action. President Salovey is proving them wrong. He handled the recent shake-up over a...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
16

The Future of Higher Education Steering Committee Meeting

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 320 Washington, DC 20036
Sep
22

Heritage Foundation Higher Education Reform Panel

The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC
Nov
7

ATHENA Roundtable 2014

Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York, NY