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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ACTA Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case Scheduled for December 8

September 29, 2014 |

ACTA today filed an amicus brief calling on the Supreme Court to reaffirm the private non-delegation doctrine. The brief was filed in the case of Department of Transportation (DOT) vs. the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and argues that Congress has given private accrediting bodies under the Higher Education

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ACTA Leaders Highlighted in New Higher Ed Documentary

September 29, 2014 |

ACTA's Anne Neal and Michael Poliakoff were interviewed in a just-released documentary, “The Costs of College,” by brother-sister duo James and Mary Mackenzie. The 10-minute video examines the rising cost of a college degree and how the changing higher education landscape affects students. Take a look at the full

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Taking the Leap toward Innovative Education

October 1, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Whether they go on to grad school or the work force, far too may college graduates are finding themselves deep in debt with nothing to show for it. Something about the way we educate clearly needs to improve. Zeroing in on what it will take to get better, though, means asking serious questions...

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Higher Ed News Roundup: Going to Court

October 1, 2014 by ACTA |

ACTA has filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court calling on SCOTUS to reaffirm the private non-delegation doctrine and detailing the dubious constitutionality of college accreditors' authority.

Thomas Lindsay highlights the disturbing findings of Arum and Roksa's new study of college...

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