ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.
In November, ACTA released a statement in response to ongoing cases of campus unrest across the country, urging trustees to protect free speech at their institutions and reiterating the success of the Statement on Principles of Free Expression at the University of Chicago. ACTA followed up on that statement recentlyContinue Reading >>
In A Crisis in Civic Education, ACTA documents the failure of higher education to prepare graduates for informed and engaged citizenship. Despite a unanimous Congressional resolution in 2000 that called on colleges and universities to do their part to increase civic literacy, the report finds that over a decadeContinue Reading >>
New report reveals that the vast array of course choices given to college students is a cause of exploding costs and poor academic outcomes.Continue Reading >>
The Committee for Economic Development has provided one of the grimmest statistics in higher education, where there is already plenty of bad news. Between 1981 and 2011, the “sticker price” of tuition and fees rose five times faster than overall inflation. Cost is choking off access to higher...Continue Reading >>
Peruse any news or education policy site today, regardless of its political bias, and you'll hear a common narrative: the U.S. is not preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs. Almost anyone with a public voice in education touts the necessity for further investment into science, technology,...Continue Reading >>