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.

Many colleges and universities don’t require English majors to take a course in Shakespeare. Read ACTA's new report.

ACTA releases a new trustee guide outlining best practices in university governance. Read the full report.

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

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Study: Few Top Colleges Require Shakespeare

April 23, 2015 |

Today ACTA released a study that shows less than 8% of the nation’s top universities require English majors to take even a single course that focuses on Shakespeare, often encouraging instead trendy courses on popular culture.  The Unkindest Cut: Shakespeare in Exile 2015 is an examination of 52 of the national

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Statement of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and Brooklyn College Professors Emeritae

April 14, 2015 |

We are joined by three distinguished professors at Brooklyn College: Paula S. Fichtner, Professor of History Emerita; Margaret L. King, Professor of History Emerita; Abigail L. Rosenthal, Professor of Philosophy Emerita as we call for the restoration of an exemplary core curriculum at Brooklyn College.

Brooklyn

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Bland, Boring, Safe: A Timid Send-Off to the Class of 2015

May 1, 2015 by Christine Ravold |

“Never, never, never, give up.”

This quote from Sir Winston Churchill’s commencement speech at Harrow School in 1941 conveys advice useful to those departing the hallowed halls of their school. But given the alarming trend of political correctness in higher education today, one must wonder:...

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Class on Friday: Science History

May 1, 2015 by ACTA |

Since so many colleges and universities treat Friday like the weekend, ACTA has taken up the mantle of end-of-the-week education. Friday classes may be a thing of the past, but each Friday afternoon we'll put together a quiz to keep your mind working! If there's a topic you'd like to see in the...

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